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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.
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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.
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Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court announced Friday it would hear appeals this term from four circuit courts that ruled on gay marriage last year. NPR's Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon discuss the implications.
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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

Tiny Boonville, Calif., is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.
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Europe's Massive Task: Tracking Extremists By The Thousands

Police in Western Europe have rounded up suspected terrorists this week. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute about how countries track extremists.
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An Early Lineup Emerges For 2016 Presidential Race

The 2016 Republican presidential field is getting crowded. Is the Democratic field already filled by one candidate? NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with politics editor Ron Elving.
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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.
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'Critical Mass' Of Rape Allegations Prompted NBC To Cancel Cosby Project

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said it was "safe to say" there won't be any future projects with the comedian who starred in the network's iconic The Cosby Show.
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'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Cue the music — two more games determine which NFL teams will head to the Super Bowl. Melissa Block gets previews the Conference Championship games with Jane McManus of ESPN.
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In 'Silk Road' Trial, FBI Paints Picture Of 'True Drug Empire'

The Silk Road was an online anonymous black market for buying and selling illegal drugs. The FBI shut it down in 2013 and now the man accused of running that billion-dollar drug market is on trial.

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