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The Ski Jumpers Of A Small Illinois Town

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

At least half of the U.S. men's ski jump team in the 2018 Winter Olympics may come from a flat, unlikely place: suburban Chicago.

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White House Under Fire Over Rob Porter

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

The White House faces questions about its handling of domestic abuse allegations against top aide Rob Porter. He has resigned, but the White House initially defended him, prompting an uproar.

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Overseas Markets Decline

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

Markets across Europe and Asia have been following Wall Street with major losses this week. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with journalist Liam Halligan.

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How 'Homeland' Relates To Real Life

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Alex Gansa, creator and executive director of the series Homeland, about the show's new season and how it has evolved to reflect the geopolitical landscape.

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Stock Market Continues Swing Downward

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

Stocks were down sharply on Thursday in a selloff that took the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 1,000 points.

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Florida Child Gets Stuck In Toy Claw Machine

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

A kid in Florida really wanted a stuffed animal from inside a claw machine — so much that he got inside, and got stuck. A firefighter rescued him quickly.

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Lights, Camera, Parking

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

There's a lot of work that goes into shooting a movie or TV show in the streets of a city, including parking cars. Parking production assistants say they're undervalued and are now trying to unionize.

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News Brief: Government Funding Lapses, Market Volatility, Syria

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

The federal government's funding lapsed after Sen. Rand Paul stalled a vote. Also, a look at recent swings in the stock market and how the fight against ISIS in Syria is getting more complicated.

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Two Vets Celebrate Love: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

When Jerry Nadeau, 72, a Vietnam vet, met his husband, John Banvard, 100, a World War II vet, neither had been openly gay. Together now for almost 25 years, each says he feels completed by the other.

(Image credit: Cam Buker for StoryCorps)

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China's Spies

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

The case of a former CIA operative charged with retaining classified material casts light on China's robust spying in the United States.

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Budget Negotiations Latest

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

We have the latest on federal budget negotiations after Sen. Rand Paul delayed a vote past midnight, triggering another government funding lapse.

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Olympics Begin With Opening Ceremony

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

The 2018 Winter Olympics are beginning in Pyeongchang, South Korea with an extravagant opening ceremony, which features the lighting of the Olympic flame and a showcase of South Korean culture.

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Jamaica's First Women's Bobsled Team

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

Jazmine Fenlator is part of the first women's Jamaican bobsled team at the Winter Olympics. She speaks to Rachel Martin about what this moment means for women and for bringing diversity to the sport.

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In His First Year As Attorney General, Sessions Transforms Justice In Key Ways

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:52am

In one year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has managed to transform the Justice Department in the areas of civil rights, immigration and drug policy.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Major Psychiatric Disorders Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:34pm

Understanding the molecular basis of major disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar is hopeful, because it could help in developing better treatments for them.

(Image credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF)

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In Rural New Mexico, Ranchers Wage Their Battle Through The Courts

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:55am

Cliven Bundy is calling on other ranchers to rebel against the government after the collapse of a federal conspiracy case against him. But it's unclear how, or even if, other ranchers will respond.

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Senate's Budget Deal Spends Too Much Money, Rep. Davidson Says

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:33am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about the Senate's federal spending deal that includes more money for the armed forces, disaster victims, infrastructure and more.

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During A High-Speed Chase, Fort Worth Police Spot Ghostbusters

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:14am

While chasing another vehicle, police in Fort Worth, Texas, spotted an SUV on the road with the Ghostbusters insignia. Turns out, it was some paranormal experts from Dallas.

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Police Pickup Coatless Man In Restaurant Robbery

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:34am

An alleged robber in Alaska buried his coat in the snow so not to reveal his identity. Police found the coat, and following the tracks, found the only person not wearing a coat in February in Alaska.

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California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:03am

In the 1980's California towns used local zoning rules to block offshore oil and gas drilling. State lawmakers are considering a similar strategy to push back against the Trump administration.

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