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The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl

January 30, 2015 - 2:17pm

The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

January 30, 2015 - 2:09pm

Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.

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Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge

January 30, 2015 - 2:04pm

The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

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Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?

January 30, 2015 - 1:59pm

Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."

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Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia

January 30, 2015 - 1:53pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.

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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

January 30, 2015 - 1:39pm

The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

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Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

January 30, 2015 - 1:39pm

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?

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Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies

January 30, 2015 - 1:39pm

Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.

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By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her

January 30, 2015 - 1:39pm

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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The True Costs Of Community College

January 30, 2015 - 1:39pm

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 49 Dead

January 30, 2015 - 8:42am

Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.

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Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

January 30, 2015 - 8:42am

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

January 30, 2015 - 8:22am

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

January 30, 2015 - 7:58am

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

January 30, 2015 - 7:51am

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

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Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

January 30, 2015 - 7:04am

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

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After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

January 30, 2015 - 6:55am

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

January 30, 2015 - 6:26am

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

January 30, 2015 - 5:52am

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

January 30, 2015 - 5:30am

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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