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Africa
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Designing State Symbols For The World's Newest Country

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Science
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

3-D Scanning Sonar Brings Light To Deep Ocean Shipwrecks

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Asia
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

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

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:28 am

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Middle East
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Frustrated With Pace Of Change

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Iraq
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Kurdish Troops Free Yazidis, But Major Battles Remain

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Latin America
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action

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Music Interviews
4:35 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Wexford Carols Brings Irish Holiday Relics To Life

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Goats and Soda
4:03 am
Sat December 20, 2014

The Africa I Know Isn't The Africa In The Headlines Today

Todd Moss on a 1992 visit to Tanzania.
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Stepping off the plane in Zimbabwe a quarter century ago was a huge shock. A college student on my very first visit to Africa, I was surprised how familiar everything felt.

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The Salt
2:17 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast In The Loneliest Spot On Earth

The author, Dr. Gavin Francis, arrived at Halley base on Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of the Antarctic midsummer, when 24-hour sunlight illuminates the vast swathes of empty ice.
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It was Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of midsummer, when I arrived to take up a year-long job as doctor at Halley base – the most remote research station operated by the British in Antarctica.

As we cruised up to the Caird Coast of Antarctica, a crowd of us stood out on the deck of the supply ship RRS Ernest Shackleton, singing Christmas carols in the 24-hour sunlight, wearing Santa hats and reindeer antlers.

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NPR Story
6:12 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

New Background Check Law Likely Stopped Prohibited Buyer At Washington Gun Show

FIle photo. Washington's new background check law took effect on December 4.
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Washington’s new voter-approved background check law appears to have prevented the sale of a rifle to a man with a warrant out for his arrest.

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