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7:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 7:39 am

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Tue January 27, 2015

'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 10:08 am

Reading Esther Freud's eighth novel — about an English boy's unlikely but life-expanding friendship with Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh — is a bit like watching a watercolor painting take shape. Mr. Mac and Me begins with delicate dabs of color, as 13-year-old Thomas Maggs, the only surviving son of an abusive alcoholic pub proprietor and his long-suffering wife, paints a plaintive picture of life at the aptly named Blue Anchor, in the Sussex village of Walberswick.

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Around the Nation
6:06 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Meteorologist Tracks 'Beast' Of A Winter Storm

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:59 am

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The Two-Way
5:18 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder served as a dental assistant in the Army during World War II.
Courtesy of the Kelder family

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:47 am

The remains of a World War II soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippines — and the subject of a joint NPR/ProPublica investigation last year — have been identified as Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder. His identification came after a long legal battle between his family and the Pentagon.

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Around the Nation
5:10 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Snow Response Blindsides Many A Political Career

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:26 am

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Asia
5:08 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:19 am

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Asia
5:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Obama Wraps Up Visit To India

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:07 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

LRA Rebel Commander Appears Before International Criminal Court

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:11 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Northeast Hunkers Down As Snowstorm Hits

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:26 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:00 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:15 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Argentina's President Takes Aim At Country's Intelligence Agency

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:21 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Syrian President Assad Talks To 'Foreign Affairs' Magazine

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:06 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 7:05 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:06 am

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Shots - Health News
3:48 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

Will Crocker Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That's according to a study by the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, which says children are suffering as a result.

The numbers are grim. Almost 680,000 children in the United States were the victims of abuse and neglect in 2013. More than 1,500 of them died.

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Movies
3:39 am
Tue January 27, 2015

'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

Alex Gibney's Going Clear is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright.
Sam Painter Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

Over in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing. Critic Kenneth Turan tells NPR's Renee Montagne about some of the festival's must-see films, including documentaries about Scientology, rape on college campuses and Nina Simone, and a romantic drama based on a novel by Colm Tóibín.


Interview Highlights

On the festival's stand-out documentaries

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Parallels
3:37 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Russian Threats Expose Europe's Military Cutbacks

A soldier from the Swedish army participates in a military exercise at Hagshult Airbase in Sweden in November.
Jonathan Nackstrand AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

An international cat-and-mouse game played out in the waters of Stockholm a few months ago.

The "mouse" was a foreign submarine — Russia is the main suspect — that got away.

And as Russia's military becomes more aggressive, European leaders fear they do not have the military power to deal with this new threat.

Take Sweden, for instance. Its days of military might are long gone.

The numbers tell the story, says Karlis Neretnieks, who used to run Sweden's National Defense College and has had a long career in the military.

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The Two-Way
9:24 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

New England Expected To Bear The Brunt Of Nor'easter

Snow falls around the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan.
Patrick Sison AP

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:51 am

Updated: 3:25 a.m. ET Tuesday:

Along the East Coast, people are waiting to see what Mother Nature unleashes. Forecasters had predicted the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of snow and hurricane-force winds. But early Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service downgraded some of the numbers. It says New England will get slammed the hardest but not as badly as had been expected.

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