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Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

For kids to be exposed to reading, families have to have books to read to them, which isn't a given — especially in low-income areas. First Book works to get quality literature into those communities.
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Breaking Down This Year's Oscar Nominations

Oscar race voting begins Monday. An interesting possibility: Will an African American woman win for best director? David Greene talks to Kim Masters, editor at large for The Hollywood Reporter.
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Nevada's Tesla Battery Factory Triggers Wave Of Follow-Up Business

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It'll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.
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Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

A California measure will limit the amount of full contact middle and high school football players can have during practice. The new law takes effect January 1.
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Supreme Court To Hear Case Against Obamacare In 2015

There is another challenge to Obamacare. This one is not as high profile as the last one, but it has the power to gut the program. The high court may also decide to weigh in on the gay marriage issue.
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Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.
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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.
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Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

Quick treatment with Narcan can save a life after an overdose of heroin or opioid pain pills. The year 2014 saw more police, drug users and their families carrying Narcan "rescue kits."
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Not Just A Man's Drink: Ladies Lead The Whiskey Renaissance

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.

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