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NPR Story
2:59 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Stealing Oil Is Easy, Selling It On The International Market Isn't

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:45 am

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News
10:48 am
Fri January 9, 2015

In France, Simultaneous Standoffs Erupt In Violence

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News
10:47 am
Fri January 9, 2015

A Review Of The Day's Violent Tumult In France

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 12:05 pm

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News
10:34 am
Fri January 9, 2015

In The Midst Of A Violent Morning, Parisians Seek To Cope

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News
10:08 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The Threats And Violence At A Kosher Market In Paris

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News
9:28 am
Fri January 9, 2015

What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

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News
9:22 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The French Perspective On 2 Desperate Days Following 'Hebdo' Shooting

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9:12 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Negotiator On The Scene In Standoff Outside Paris

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World
8:17 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of committing war crimes against the Palestinians. The Palestinians have joined the International Criminal Court, a move that has angered Israel and is unlikely to lead to any prosecutions in the near term.
Abbas Momani AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun January 11, 2015 9:26 am

The Palestinian decision to join the International Criminal Court this month comes at a challenging time for the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal.

The ICC is just over a decade old and has had to back off from some controversial cases, including one in Kenya, where an investigation collapsed into the country's president for election violence. The Hague-based court may have to walk an especially fine line in the Middle East.

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News
7:42 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Between 2 Police Standoffs, Tensions Flare In Paris

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 9:38 am

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News
7:26 am
Fri January 9, 2015

The Shifting Conditions Confronting The French Hostage Negotiator

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 8:14 am

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Around the Nation
5:00 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Ex-Miami Dolphins Player Swims To Safety

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 7:31 am

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Around the Nation
4:42 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Dog Gets His Mouth On A Remote; Trouble Ensues

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 7:31 am

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NPR Story
3:21 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Syrian Refugees Suffer Double Threat Of Severe Winter, Less Aid

Syrian refugees carry gasoline under heavy snow fall at the a U.N.-run refugee camp of Fayda near the Bekaa Valley town of Zahle in eastern Lebanon on Jan. 7.
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Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 11:28 am

A bitter cold snap has descended on the Middle East; in Lebanon, they call the storm Zeina. And in a muddy cluster of tents and huts close to the city of Saida, refugees from neighboring Syria say she showed no mercy.

"The wind, the wind, God almighty, it was a storm," says one Syrian woman, Gamra al-Khalil. A tree fell on her corrugated-metal shack, crushing half of it, just missing her family.

"It's this year that's the worst," Khalil says. "We're dying of cold."

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NPR Story
3:21 am
Fri January 9, 2015

In Paris And To Its North, 2 Standoffs Develop

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 7:31 am

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NPR Story
3:21 am
Fri January 9, 2015

AARP Members Tour Cutting Edge Tech Show

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:45 am

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Around the Nation
4:34 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Illinois Man Helps Neighbors By Shoveling For Free

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 5:44 am

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Around the Nation
4:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Judge Accepts Nike Trainers As Bond

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

An excavator loads a truck with oil sands at the Suncor mine near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada in 2009. Environmental groups that oppose oil sands mining have pointed to delayed and canceled projects as a sign of recent success.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 9:29 am

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn't just an infrastructure project. It's also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy.

Producing oil from Alberta's tar sands emits more pollution than traditional oil drilling, so many environmentalists want that crude left in the ground. And more broadly, they want the world to turn away from climate-changing fossil fuels toward cleaner forms of energy, like wind and solar.

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

China's Anti-Domestic Violence Measure Falls Short, Critics Say

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

After Mass Killing In Paris, People Take To The Streets

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

House Speaker John Boehner answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The House is debating changes to the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 3:08 pm

Update at 5 p.m. E.T.: The House of Representatives passed this legislation on Thursday afternoon. It now heads to the Senate.

Taking a swing at President Obama's biggest policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is at the top of the agenda for the new Republican Congressional majority.

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Media
9:46 am
Wed January 7, 2015

For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy — And Cartoons

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 10:35 am

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8:25 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Between Speech And Religion, Freedoms Often Spell Friction

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 10:35 am

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Europe
5:43 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Gunmen Storm Satirical Magazine's Office In Paris

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 11:00 am

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Around the Nation
5:00 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Oregon, Ohio, Wants You To Know They Are Buckeye Fans

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 10:35 am

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Around the Nation
4:54 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Man Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Is Now A Story

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 10:35 am

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Around the Nation
4:33 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Should Minnesota Bid Adieu To The Midwest, Hello North?

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:50 pm

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Economy
3:37 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Anger Over Austerity Measures

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 10:35 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Wed January 7, 2015

That's So Joe: How The Senate Swearing-In Became Must-See TV

Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's grandson A.J. Bellabona during Tuesday's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 10:35 am

Administering the oath of office to the U.S. Senate sounds like a mundane job. That task falls to the vice president.

But the current occupant of that office, Joe Biden, turns it into an event that's so joyful, and so lacking the partisan rancor that typically dominates American politics, that it's almost hard to believe that you're watching a scene from Washington.

Every two years, a third of the U.S. Senate is elected — and there's a formal oath-taking on the Senate floor. But then, right afterward, each senator takes his or her turn in a ceremonial swearing in.

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