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DIY Broadband Comes To The English Countryside

When you live out in the middle of nowhere, you can feel like you're in the Internet slow lane because broadband just isn't available. Residents in rural Lancashire in England created their own high-speed Internet connection because they felt no major supplier would do it for them.
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The State of Indian Country: Global Tribes?

Two days after President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, the president of the National Congress of American Indians held his own address about how tribes across the country are faring. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jacqueline Pata, the group's executive director, to learn more about this year's priorities for Indian Country.
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Who Really Benefits From Raising Minimum Wage?

President Obama argued for raising the minimum wage in his State of the Union address, but will it really help keep up with the cost of living? And the manhunt for Christopher Dorner kept the country on its toes for a week. Now that it's over, what questions remain? Host Michel Martin and the guys weigh in.
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Why Did So Many Russian Drivers Get Such Great Meteor Videos?

The answer is relatively simple. To document accidents and expose scam artists, many Russians keep dashcams running when they're behind the wheel. So, when a meteor appeared in the sky today, there were many electronic eyes recording the sight.
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'Blade Runner' Pistorius In Tears As Murder Charge Is Filed

Authorities in South Africa intend to purse a case of premeditated murder against the Paralympic and Olympic sprinter. He's accused of killing his girlfriend on Thursday. The athlete's agent says Pistorius disputes the charge "in the strongest possible terms."
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'No Link' Between Meteor That Hurt Hundreds And Asteroid About To Fly By

The sights and sounds across Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday as a meteor came roaring in were awesome. There are reports of more than 900 people being injured, most when windows shattered. But European Space Agency experts say there's no connection to the large asteroid that's whizzing past Earth later in the day.
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'One Billion Rising' Campaigns To End Violence Against Women

Women from around the globe held rallies on Valentine's Day to take up the cause of ending sexual violence. A demonstration in New Delhi is particularly poignant following the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student.
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Palestinian Authority Faces Severe Financial Crisis

The Palestinian Authority has been running on fumes since November. The group's successful bid to be recognized as a "state" by the U.N. has led to financial sanctions by Israel and the U.S., and pledges from the Arab world have not shown up.
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Turks Desire 'Reversal' In Olympic Wrestling Move

The International Olympic Committee's unexpected move to eliminate wrestling as of the 2020 games was a particular shock to Turkey. Turks love the ancient sport, and two-thirds of Turkey's Olympic medals are in wrestling.

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