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A Teacher's 'Pinch Me' Moment: Cheering The Super Bowl From The Sidelines

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 7:51am

On Sunday, this Massachusetts teacher will be up close with her favorite team — as a cheerleader on the New England Patriots squad.

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'I Don't Trust U.S. Politics,' Fidel Castro Reportedly Writes

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 7:28am

The former Cuban dictator had not said anything publicly since the U.S. and Cuba announced plans for a rapprochement. Today, the Communist paper released a letter said to be written by him.

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Holocaust Survivors Mark 70th Anniversary Of Auschwitz's Liberation

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 7:17am

About 300 survivors of the Nazi camp are attending the ceremony along with German and Austrian leaders. But attention is also on the absence of Russia's president whose countrymen liberated Auschwitz.

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The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 6:59am

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI's Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 6:45am

President Obama has stopped in Saudi Arabia on his way home from India. He's meeting with the new Saudi king. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the President.

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Am I Responsible If The Insurance Exchange Flubs My Subsidies?

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 6:28am

Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.

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It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 6:04am

On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.

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Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 6:03am

Whatever happens with the investigation of Deflategate, there is sometimes a blurry line between gaining a competitive advantage and downright cheating.

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Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 5:52am

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 5:46am

Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.

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LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 5:01am

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.

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Winter Blizzard Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 3:49am

The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.

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Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 2:17am

After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.

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Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 12:47am

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.

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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

NPR Top Stories - January 27, 2015 - 12:39am

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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