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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0400
The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy. 
National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:00 -0400
An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. 
Ellen Pao Trial Highlights Long Road To Ending Workplace Bias  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:43:00 -0400
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nitasha Tiku of The Verge about the latest in the Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial of Ellen Pao. Pao is suing a venture capital firm for $16 million in damages. 
Big Shelves Of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:32:00 -0400
The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests. 
Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:26:00 -0400
Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce. 
Testing The Standards: Do Gender Differences Matter For Combat?  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:00 -0400
The man who designed the training experiment to determine if female Marines should be allowed into combat positions is not a Marine himself, but a civilian scientist. 
Marines Hope To Determine Gender Neutral Standards For Ground Combat  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:57:00 -0400
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Katelyn Allison, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, about her observations of the women who are currently training in an experimental unit. 
Co-Pilot's Actions In French Alps Crash Raise Questions About Cockpit Doors  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:00 -0400
Prosecutors in France say the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane locked the pilot out of the cockpit. Cockpit doors were hardened to resist unauthorized entry after Sept. 11. 
Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:38:00 -0400
Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better. 
Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:29:00 -0400
Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation. 
Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:46:00 -0400
A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation. 
Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:28:00 -0400
Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples. 
After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:13:00 -0400
Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln. 
A Single Gene May Determine Why Some People Get So Sick With The Flu  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:06:00 -0400
A single genetic mutation might decide who ends up in bed with the sniffles and who heads to the hospital, because it shuts down immune system molecules called interferons. 
How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:43:00 -0400
The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos. 
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National News From NPR
Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0400
National Guardsman, Cousin Arrested For Trying To Join Islamic State  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:50:00 -0400
Ellen Pao Trial Highlights Long Road To Ending Workplace Bias  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:43:00 -0400
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Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:44:11 GMT
Yemen leader Hadi gets Saudi refuge  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:50:44 GMT
Buildings collapse in New York blast  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:36:42 GMT
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