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Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:16:00 -0500
National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape. 
In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women. 
What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress. 
Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:03:00 -0500
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl
Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:33:00 -0500
When Army Capt. Stefanie Pelkey's husband returned from Iraq, "his light was gone," she says. Army Sgt. T.J. Hart says he barely survived the numbness that led Pelkey's husband away. 
Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:31:00 -0500
A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer? 
In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:16:44 -0500
There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters. 
Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0500
Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend. 
The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:17:00 -0500
The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage. 
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:09:00 -0500
Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel. 
Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:00 -0500
Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white." 
Seahawk Cornerback's Baby Could Make A Touchdown During Super Bowl  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:54:42 -0500
As if the Super Bowl didn't have enough drama, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman's girlfriend is pregnant and expecting to give birth in the coming days. 
'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:24 -0500
The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton
Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:24 -0500
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image? 
Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:39:24 -0500
Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal. 
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National News From NPR
Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:16:00 -0500
In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500
What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500
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World News From BBC
Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:46:48 GMT
Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:42:27 GMT
Balloonists complete Pacific journey  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:59:21 GMT
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