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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Navy has permanently removed a senior Navy officer from command of an aircraft carrier over raunchy comedy videos he made and showed to the crew. The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces says Captain Owen Honors showed "extremely poor judgment" in the videos that included anti-gay slurs and sexual innuendo.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Centra Health President and CEO George Dawson is retiring after leading the health care system for 25 years. Centra says that Dawson is expected to retire by the end of the year.

POQUOSON, Va. (AP) Two Virginia duck hunters have drowned in separate accidents. Twenty-four-year-old Isaac Bowles of Yorktown drowned yesterday morning after he and another hunter fell from a boat into Lyons Creek near Poquoson.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) U.S. Senator Jim Webb has named Allison Jaslow as his press secretary. Jaslow is an Army veteran who formerly served as Wisconsin Representative Steve Kagen's press secretary. She also has served as communications director for the Democratic Party of Virginia and as special assistant to the communications director at the White House.

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No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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