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Health
8:04 am
Sun January 25, 2015

The Potential Impact Of Big Data On Medicine

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:22 am

Some researchers say big data could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say it raises too many questions when it comes to medicine. (This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 5.)

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Sunday Puzzle
8:03 am
Sun January 25, 2015

A Puzzle Full Of Air

Sunday Puzzle
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Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."

Last week's challenge: Name two animals, both mammals, one of them domestic, the other wild. Put their letters together, and rearrange the result to name another mammal, this one wild, and not seen naturally around North America. What mammal is it?

Answer: dog + gnu = dugong

Winner: Michael Kurh, Geneva, Ill.

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World
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

To Save Birds, Send A Ship Full Of Rat Poison

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

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Europe
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Greeks Vote In Election Dominated By Economic Fears

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 12:59 pm

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World
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

How Denmark Has Been Reintigrating Former Extremist Fighters

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

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Parallels
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

Father Najeeb Michaeel shows off one of the many Christian manuscripts he saved from Iraq's Christian libraries.
Alice Fordham NPR

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 2:40 pm

In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian children sing a little song about returning to their village. "We're going back," they sing, "to our houses, our land, our church."

Right now, they're living in an open concrete structure. The self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, took over their home village of Qaraqosh, and the Christians fled in fear, on foot.

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Sports
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Super Bowl Talk (Other Than Ball Deflation)

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

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Technology
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 2:09 pm

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StoryCorps
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

Shane Fairchild (left) tells his friend Sayer Johnson that his late wife, Blue Bauer, was "the only person I ever met that ever treated me like I was me."
StoryCorps

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 9:19 am

StoryCorps' OutLoud initiative records stories from the LGBTQ community.

Shane Fairchild's wife, Blue Bauer, was "very rough around the edges," he says: "Blue was 6-foot tall, weighed about 230 pounds, had red hair and brown eyes, had been a trucker all of her life," Fairchild tells their friend Sayer Johnson during a StoryCorps interview in St. Louis, Mo.

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Movie Interviews
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

Antoine-Olivier Pilon plays 15-year-old Steve in Xavier Dolan's Mommy.
Shayne Laverdière Roadside Attractions

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan's new film, Mommy, won the Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival — an achievement for any director, let alone one who's just 25 years old.

The "mommy" in the movie is the fast-talking, hard-drinking widow Diane, or "Die" for short. She's trying to get back on her feet when her teenage son, Steve, is kicked out of yet another psychiatric institution. He moves back home, leaving both Die and the audience on edge, waiting for his next uncontrollable — and usually violent — emotional eruption.

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Global Health
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Mistrust, Anger Holds Guinea Back From Fighting Ebola

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

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Africa
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 1:03 pm

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Asia
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Obama Begins 3-Day Visit To India

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 12:55 pm

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History
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Whodunnit? King Tut's Burial Mask Damaged And Glue Didn't Help

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

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Middle East
8:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Threats Build Against Journalists In Afghanistan

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 9:59 am

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Book News & Features
7:03 am
Sun January 25, 2015

In Winter, Keeping Warm With Beloved Books

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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 9:36 am

For many of us, winter is a time for turning inward, for quelling fears, for resolving to stay warm and alive, or just for remembering that there is so much ahead to wonder over. And though at times it can just feel bleak and bloody awful, the season can be an invitation of sorts, a call to take heart.

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Time Machine
7:03 am
Sun January 25, 2015

For A Taste Of Grimdark, Visit The 'Land Fit For Heroes'

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 3:01 pm

"Well, irony really does better unelaborated, but if you insist."

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Poetry
6:29 am
Sun January 25, 2015

In 'Dear Father,' A Poet Disrupts The 'Cycle Of Pain'

Atria Books

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 9:56 am

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All Tech Considered
4:48 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria.
James Delahoussaye NPR

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:47 am

Video games are great for passing time or battling monsters with friends online. But the medium is also being used to explore complex stories and themes. It's even being used as form of journalistic storytelling, immersing people in places and events that can be hard to imagine.

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The Two-Way
3:18 am
Sun January 25, 2015

U.S. And India Announce New Ties On First Day Of Obama's Trip

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Obama meet at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Sunday, the first day of Obama's three-day trip to India.
UPI Landov

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 12:03 pm

Updated at 8:25 a.m. ET

President Obama announced Sunday that the U.S. and India have made progress on civilian nuclear trade. In a joint news conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Obama said the countries had agreed to more cooperation in other areas as well, including defense and climate change.

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