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Are Teenagers Capable Of Making Life-Or-Death Decisions?

The case of Cassandra, a 17-year-old who says she doesn't want chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma, has sparked fierce debate. A medical ethicist says teenagers should be able to determine their fates.
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Former Florida A&M Student Sentenced To 6 Years In Hazing Death

The judge said Dante Martin, who was convicted in the death of his fellow band member, Robert Champion, was a "willing participant" in the ritual.
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British Imam Convicted In U.S. Of Terrorism Charges Gets Life

Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty eight months ago of charges stemming from plots to kill tourists in Yemen to a plan to open a jihadist training camp in rural Oregon.
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Senator Asks Red Cross To Explain Its Finances

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants the Red Cross to explain inaccuracies in how it has said it uses public donations, citing questions raised by an NPR and ProPublica investigation.
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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.
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What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

For the latest on Friday's tense situation in Paris, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston offers information she has learned from U.S. officials who are following the standoffs.
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House OKs Keystone XL Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

The vote came hours after Nebraska's Supreme Court cleared the way for the controversial pipeline. The GOP-controlled Senate is also considering legislation to approve the pipeline.
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Unemployment Dips To 5.6 Percent As Economy Adds 252K Jobs

December's job growth caps a 2014 that saw the most jobs added to the economy since 1999.
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What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?

Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time.
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Why Should We Search For ET?

Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.

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