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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 5:37pm

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 2:19pm

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 2:19pm

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

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The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 2:19pm

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

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For An Author In India's Capital, 'Hope, In Many Ways, Is Fiction'

NPR Books - March 1, 2015 - 2:19pm

In his novel She Will Build Him a City, Raj Kamal Jha weaves the reality he sees as a journalist in New Delhi — where many gravitate looking for a better future — into a fictional, magical world.

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Robert Christgau Reviews His Own Life

NPR Books - March 1, 2015 - 2:19pm

One of rock music's most loved, feared and prolific scribes, the 72-year-old Christgau says he knew early on that he liked criticism better than journalism: "I didn't want to get into people's faces."

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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 1:31pm

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."

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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 11:59am

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.

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6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 10:23am

A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.

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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

NPR Top Stories - March 1, 2015 - 8:10am

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.

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