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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:13:49 -0500
Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer. 
'Going There' in 2014  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:03:16 -0500
Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014. 
North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:40:00 -0500
The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else. 
Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:03:16 -0500
With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system? 
Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:33:21 -0500
In the wake of the announcement that the U.S. is restoring relations with Cuba, some Cuban exiles are wary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Cuban-American author Carlos Eire about his reaction to the news. 
Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:33:00 -0500
The FBI has concluded North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks with White House correspondent Scott Horsley about what happens now. 
Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:33:00 -0500
President Obama held his year-end press conference Friday, insisting 2014 has been a "breakthrough year for America." He also addressed the Sony hack attack and his recent executive action on Cuba. 
At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:23:00 -0500
The show must go on, as they say in the business. That's especially true at one Los Angeles retirement community, where old industry pros keep busy by producing TV shows for their contemporaries. 
Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:57:00 -0500
Melissa Block talks to Roberta Jacobson, assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, about the first steps toward restoring diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. 
'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:33:00 -0500
This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination. 
Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:58:00 -0500
Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve. 
The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:04:00 -0500
Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why. 
New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:50:00 -0500
Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste. 
Government Sells Last Major Stake In A Bank Post-Financial Crisis  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:43:00 -0500
The government has sold its stake in Ally Financial, the last major bank that was involved in the TARP bailout program. 
FBI Officially Pins Sony Cyberattack On North Korea  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:43:00 -0500
The FBI released a statement on Friday saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. 
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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:13:49 -0500
'Going There' in 2014  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:03:16 -0500
North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:40:00 -0500
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