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Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:00 -0400
The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State. 
Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:00 -0400
Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell. 
Wildfire Threatens More Than 1,500 Homes In Northern California  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400
The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest east of Sacramento, has engulfed more than 18,000 and is only 5 percent contained. 
These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:14:00 -0400
A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started. 
Police Hunt For Armed 'Survivalist' In Pa. Trooper Shooting  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:32:00 -0400
Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week's fatal shooting of one state trooper and the wounding of another. 
House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:32:00 -0400
The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command. 
Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:02:00 -0400
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces. 
When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:16:00 -0400
With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet. 
Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:15:00 -0400
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections. 
Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:14:00 -0400
Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them. 
Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:11:00 -0400
The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems. 
Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:05:00 -0400
The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges. 
Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:07:00 -0400
This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates. 
Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:52:00 -0400
By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station. 
Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0400
House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee. 
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National News From NPR
Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:00 -0400
Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:00 -0400
Wildfire Threatens More Than 1,500 Homes In Northern California  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400
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Mass rallies mark referendum climax  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:50:25 GMT
Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:56:28 GMT
Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:11:15 GMT
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