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'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 6:24pm

In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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Argentina's President Dissolves Intelligence Agency, Citing Prosecutor's Death

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 5:07pm

A week after an Argentine prosecutor was found dead on the eve of his testimony about an alleged government cover-up of a terrorist attack, President Cristina Fernandez unveils a new plan.

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Backed By U.S.-Led Coalition, Kurds Take Kobani From ISIS

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 4:11pm

The Syrian town was not seen as militarily important, but Islamic State propaganda bumped it up the list of targets.

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Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 3:52pm

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.

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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 2:14pm

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.

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Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 2:13pm

Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.

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Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 1:41pm

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.

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An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 1:19pm

At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 1:07pm

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no.

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Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 12:57pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.

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Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 12:23pm

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

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2015 Will Continue Streak Of Shrinking U.S. Budget Deficit

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 12:20pm

The federal budget deficit will fall in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of decreases relative to the overall economy, according to new figures by the Congressional Budget Office.

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Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 12:20pm

News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 12:20pm

Moderate Syrian rebels took up arms to topple President Bashar Assad. But the U.S. is planning to train them to fight against a different foe, the self-declared Islamic State, instead.

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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That

NPR Top Stories - January 26, 2015 - 11:54am

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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