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Arlington County Board Shakes Off 2013 With New Year's Day Meeting

The Arlington County Board is wasting no time in getting to work in 2014.

The County Board on Wednesday continues its annual tradition of meeting on New Year's Day. The board expects to elect Jay Fisette as its chairman at Wednesday's meeting. Fisette has previously served as board chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010.

Fisette is expected to outline his goals for the year, as will other board members.

The board is also expected to elect Mary Hynes as its vice chair.


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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