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Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:53:38 -0500
Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama's immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency. 
London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:42:00 -0500
Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn't lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU's Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home. 
The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:13:00 -0500
When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire. 
Holder Calls For Calm As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Looms  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:00 -0500
In a newly released video, Holder has messages for law enforcement agents as well as for those protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 
How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:06 -0500
Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think. 
Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500
For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word. 
How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500
For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word. 
Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:21:05 -0500
In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated. 
Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:55:16 -0500
At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process. 
U.S. Transfers 5 Guantanamo Detainees To Georgia, Slovakia  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:36:00 -0500
Four of them become the first Yemeni detainees to be transferred since 2010. There are still 143 men at the American prison in Guantanamo. 
Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:19:00 -0500
The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring. 
Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:17:00 -0500
When it comes to raising assault awareness among possible victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims. 
'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:14:38 -0500
Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions. 
President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:04:00 -0500
NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night. 
WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:39:00 -0500
Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation. 
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National News From NPR
Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:53:38 -0500
London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:42:00 -0500
The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:13:00 -0500
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Republicans savage immigration plan  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:26 GMT
Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:48 GMT
Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:28:54 GMT
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