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7:26 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Stray Cat In Russia Feasts On Fish

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The Two-Way
7:20 am
Wed December 17, 2014

As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

Chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium the day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
B.K. Bangash AP

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 8:27 am

A day after a horrific Taliban attack on a school that left 145 people dead, Pakistan began to take stock.

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Europe
6:58 am
Wed December 17, 2014

AP Photographer Snaps Engagement Photo

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Around the Nation
5:20 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Hacking Of Sony's Computers Creates Much Drama

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Author Interviews
5:13 am
Wed December 17, 2014

25 Years Ago, 'Darkness Visible' Broke Ground Detailing Depression

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Around the Nation
5:12 am
Wed December 17, 2014

LA Sheriff's Department Agrees To Federal Oversight To Settle Abuse Suit

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Around the Nation
5:10 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Border Patrol Completes Recruitment Drive Aimed At Women

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Business
5:09 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Ruble's Drop Has Implications For Global Economy

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Europe
5:08 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse?

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Russian president Vladimir Putin has succeeded in taking a bite of Ukraine, but Russia may be paying a price.

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Fed Officials May Be Closer To Raising Interest Rates

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Jeb Bush To 'Actively Explore' 2016 Run For President

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:19 pm

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Shots - Health News
5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Sandra Lopez (left) and her dog, Coco, greet hospice nurse Heather Meyerend last fall. In the weeks before Lopez died, Meyerend stopped by weekly to check her physical health, pain levels and medications.
Amy Pearl WNYC

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 4:27 pm

Sandra Lopez and her Chihuahua, Coco, were inseparable. He followed her everywhere, and kept Lopez's mood up when she was in pain — which was often.

On Oct. 15, 2014, Lopez died at age 49 of melanoma that had slowly spread throughout her body over the course of two years.

Lopez was in and out of the hospital in 2014, but during the months she was home, a hospice nurse from the Metropolitan Jewish Health System visited once a week to help manage the pain, backed up by a 24-hour, nurse-staffed phone line that Lopez called often.

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Attorneys For Oklahoma Death Row Inmates Seek To Halt Executions

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Senate Adjourns, GOP To Take Over In January

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The 113th Congress has officially come to a close. The Senate adjourned late last night after passing a bill to extend tax breaks and confirming a slew of nominations. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Pakistan Observes 3 Days Of Mourning After School Attack

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

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5:04 am
Wed December 17, 2014

DOJ Intervention May Help Conn. Police Regain Community's Trust

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Sweetness And Light
3:46 am
Wed December 17, 2014

What's A Sportsman Anyway?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:29 am

Sports Illustrated named its sportsman of the year the other day, Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants, which reminded me once again that you only hear the word "sportsman" anymore about the time when Sports Illustrated names its Sportsman of the Year. The term seems so archaic that it would be as if Time magazine annually chose a Gentleman of the Year.

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Around the Nation
3:45 am
Wed December 17, 2014

For Crop-Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

A pilot for Earl's Flying Service sprays chemicals on a field in southeastern Missouri.
Courtesy of Mike Lee

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:29 am

Crop-dusting pilots are the adrenaline junkies of the agriculture world. They whiz through the air, flying under power lines to sow seeds or spread pesticides on farmers' fields.

It's a dangerous job, and now these pilots are facing a new challenge — short towers that can sprout up in fields overnight. These towers are used to gather data for wind energy companies.

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NPR Ed
3:42 am
Wed December 17, 2014

An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

A restorative justice circle at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif.
Sam Pasarow/Edna Brewer Middle School

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:29 am

One by one, in a room just off the gym floor at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif., seventh-graders go on the interview hot seat.

Some 80 students have applied to be "peer leaders" in the school's new, alternative discipline program called "restorative justice."

Kyle McClerkins, the program's director, grills them on aspects of adolescent life: "What is the biggest challenge for middle school girls? What has changed about you from sixth grade to now?"

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