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The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:42:00 -0500
The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer. 
AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:47:00 -0500
The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama's right to take executive action on immigration rules. 
Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:11:12 -0500
A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner. 
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Steps Down  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:10:00 -0500
He is being replaced by company executive Steve Easterbrook. Today's announcement comes just days after the world's largest fast-food chain warned of weak results in the first half of 2015. 
'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0500
At a children's hospital in Nashville, Tenn., a mobile maker space allows patients to share materials and tools to build new things, while also teaching them about math and science. 
Back From The Dead: A Cat Returns Home 5 Days After His Burial  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:55:00 -0500
Bart returned home with a broken jaw, open wounds on his face and a ruptured eye. He is being treated by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Fla., and will return to his owner after he has recovered. 
Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:28:00 -0500
The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent. 
Super Bowl Coaches More Alike Than You Might Think  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:17:53 -0500
Bob Ryan former, long-time columnist for the Boston Globe joins Robert Siegel to talk about the two very different men, Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll. 
Yes, Your Toilet Paper Squares And Rolls Are Shrinking  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:06:48 -0500
Robert Siegel talks to Steven Chercover, a research analyst who studies the paper and forest industries, about the trend of shrinking toilet paper rolls. 
Ad Fumble: GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Amid Outrage  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:00 -0500
In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy. Its an apparent parody of the latest Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. 
Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:52:00 -0500
A team called 18F aims to bring a Silicon Valley approach to government IT — one aimed at the users of websites rather than the agencies behind them. 
At 100, Dartmouth Grad Still Writing His Class Notes  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:29:00 -0500
Edward Gerson is a 100-year-old alumnus of Dartmouth's class of 1935. He's turned his class notes into a column. 
Judge Throws Out Convictions Of Civil Rights Pioneers, 'Friendship 9'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:28:00 -0500
It's been 54 years since students from Friendship College were arrested for a sit-in at McCrory's Five and Dime in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Wednesday, a Rock Hill judge exonerated them. 
Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:25:54 -0500
Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday. 
Deal May Be In Sight For Pacific Coast Longshoremen  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:25:00 -0500
After nearly eight months of negotiations, it's still not clear whether a labor deal could end a worsening congestion crisis on the west coast. 
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National News From NPR
The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:42:00 -0500
AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:47:00 -0500
Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:11:12 -0500
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