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Saved By A Bad Taste, The Last 'Radium Girl' Dies At 107  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:36:20 -0500
In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Most died within a few years, but Mae Keane quit, and survived. 
Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:43:00 -0500
While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles. 
Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:29:00 -0500
An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states. 
Albright On The U.N.: 'If It Didn't Exist, We Would Invent It'  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:37:00 -0500
The United Nations will be 70 years old next year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the difficult challenges the organization faces. 
To Deal With Hostile Congress, Obama Can Look To History  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:37:00 -0500
President Obama will face opposition in 2015 in both the House and Senate. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to historian Michael Beschloss about how Obama will (or will not) work with the 114th Congress. 
'Military Children': Their Struggles, Sacrifices And Strengths  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:37:00 -0500
Nearly 2 million children have parents currently serving in the military, yet their everyday lives are mostly invisible to the rest of us. Member station WAMU explores the challenges they face. 
Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:55:36 -0500
Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete. 
Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:07:00 -0500
Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack. 
For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:21:00 -0500
Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation. 
Top Somali Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:17:00 -0500
Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist. 
Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:36:00 -0500
Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would." 
High Electric Bills Gobble Up Savings From Cheap Oil In New England  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:45:00 -0500
Falling oil prices are perhaps nowhere more welcome than in northern New England, where most homes burn heating oil in their furnaces and high electricity prices are going up. 
Protests Reflect Real Harm From Police Policies, Organizer Says  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:45:00 -0500
National protests have drawn attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York protest organizer Julianne Hoffenberg about moving forward. 
Former Guantanamo Envoy Says Prison Undermines National Security  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:44:00 -0500
The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison. 
Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:44:00 -0500
For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience. 
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National News From NPR
Saved By A Bad Taste, The Last 'Radium Girl' Dies At 107  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:36:20 -0500
Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:43:00 -0500
Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:29:00 -0500
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World News From BBC
Search resumes for AirAsia plane  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:28:28 GMT
Fire forces Italy ferry evacuation  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:48:24 GMT
Nato marks Afghan mission change  Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:55:37 GMT
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