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9:59 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Mexico Officially Declares 43 Missing Students Dead

A relative holding a picture of one of the missing students, wipes a tear from her face during a press conference in Mexico, City.
Eduardo Verdugo AP

Mexico's attorney general made it official last night: The 43 college students who went missing last fall are dead.

That's the conclusion they've reached based on confessions of the alleged perpetrators and forensic evidence.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium at sunset at the Olympic Park in London. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park.
Alastair Grant AP

Along with Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London may soon be home to a Smithsonian outpost.

The institution's Board of Regents has authorized museum officials to explore the Smithsonian's first international gallery outpost. Its home: the site of London's Olympic Park.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
9:19 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Is An Identical Copy Of You, You?

Around the Nation
8:09 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

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The Two-Way
8:04 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Jordan Says It's Willing To Swap Prisoner For Hostages Held By ISIS

Passersby watch a TV news program Wednesday in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by extremists that purports to show Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 9:29 am

Jordan says it is prepared to meet the demands of Islamic State militants in order to save the life of a Jordanian hostage.

On Tuesday, the Sunni extremists released a video in which they demanded that Jordan release a woman who was sentenced to death over an attack in Amman that killed 60 people. If the release didn't happen in 24 hours, the militants said, they would kill a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist.

The AP reports:

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Sports
7:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Shows Up For Media Day, Kinda

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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The Two-Way
7:11 am
Wed January 28, 2015

As Nor'Easter Lifts, Life Slowly Gets Back To Normal In Hard-Hit Areas

Students play football at the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Maddie Meyer Getty Images

A day after a monstrous winter storm spun its way across the Northeast, life is slowly getting back to normal.

Some residents of Massachusetts are digging out of almost 3 feet of snow. The AP reports that a travel ban has been lifted and Boston's highways are filling up with traffic.

Still, the AP adds:

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Wed January 28, 2015

'How To Grow Up' Needs To Grow Up

Michelle Tea's previous books include Rent Girl and Mermaid in Chelsea Creek.
Lydia Daniller

Michelle Tea has been many things: poet, novelist, memoirist, columnist, editor, drummer, film producer, and darling of the queercore scene. She captured the hearts of punk-literature fans with her 1998 debut, the novel The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, and drew praise from critics with her memoirs Rent Girl and The Chelsea Whistle.

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Business
5:26 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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Europe
5:20 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Fighting Intensifies In Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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Politics
5:17 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 7:02 am

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:59 am

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Measles Outbreak Spreads; Unvaccinated Urged To Get Vaccine

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:22 am

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Bilingual Studies Reveal Flaw In How Info Reaches Mainstream

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:08 am

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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NPR Story
5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:09 am

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:13 am

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5:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:05 am

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