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Hollywood Pros Fears A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

2 hours 32 min ago

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

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4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

3 hours 12 sec ago

The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.

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Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

3 hours 36 min ago

The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.

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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

4 hours 12 min ago

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

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'Going There' in 2014

4 hours 21 min ago

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.

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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

4 hours 45 min ago

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.

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Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job

5 hours 21 min ago

With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?

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Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action

5 hours 51 min ago

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.

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Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

5 hours 52 min ago

With the help of U.S. air strikes, Iraqi Kurdish forces have made significant advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

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Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Find Themselves Sidelined

5 hours 52 min ago

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator. But youth in that country are unenthused about elections on Sunday.

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Obama: Sony Should Have Talked To Him Before Pulling 'The Interview'

5 hours 52 min ago

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.

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3-D Scanning Sonar Brings Light To Deep Ocean Shipwrecks

5 hours 52 min ago

In the San Francisco Bay, researchers are using new technology to investigate shipwrecks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with James Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage at NOAA, about what they've found.

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Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

5 hours 52 min ago

From flags to currency, a new country needs new symbols. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Anne Quito, who travelled to the world's newest country, South Sudan, to observe as they designed theirs.

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Excavation Reveals Regular Citizens Who Really Ran Ancient Egypt

5 hours 52 min ago

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University has uncovered an Egyptian cemetery that may have upwards of 1 million graves. NPR's Scott Simon explains they were commoners — not pharaohs.

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Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014

5 hours 52 min ago

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.

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Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida

December 19, 2014 - 4:50pm

The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.

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'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

December 19, 2014 - 3:33pm

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.

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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

December 19, 2014 - 3:03pm

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

December 19, 2014 - 2:58pm

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.

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Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

December 19, 2014 - 2:21pm

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

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