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2014 Stories At The Intersection Of Race And Sports

As the year winds down, Code Switch is taking a step back to pay tribute to some important — but perhaps forgotten — stories about race and sports.
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6 Reasons Steve Scalise Will Survive His Speech Scandal

The House majority whip's protestations of innocence about EURO and its views have strained credulity, both in Washington and in Louisiana. But it's not nearly enough to bring him down.
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Sen. Rubio Says He Could Run For President Even If Jeb Bush Does

The Florida Republican tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that while he had not made a final decision on a run, "we're closer to a decision than we were a month ago."
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Using Both Quit Lines And Websites Helps Smokers Stop

Every state offers quit lines and other aids to help smokers end the habit. Using both telephone and online aids works best, a study finds.
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Governor To Commute Sentences Of Maryland's Remaining Death Row Inmaates

Martin O'Malley said it didn't make sense to allow the issue play out in the judiciary when the Legislature already had decided to outlaw the death penalty.
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Netflix Can Help Kids Get To Bed Early New Year's Eve

Netflix is providing an on demand countdown to midnight — which you can play earlier.
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Need A New Year's Ritual? We Have Some Ideas

Across the country and the world, people will ring in the New Year with rituals. Steve Inskeep reports on a few — including taking a plunge in to the freezing Irish Sea on New Year's Day.
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Grucci Family To Shower Las Vegas With Giant Fireworks Display

Six generations of the Grucci family have been figuring out how to elicit oohs and ahs with their New Year's Eve fireworks displays.
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Waiting For A Break: Obama on 'Strategic Patience' In Foreign Policy

"I believe in diplomacy, I believe in dialogue, I believe in engagement," the president says of Iran and other regimes perceived as U.S. enemies. But he says restoring relations is a gradual process.
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Potent Powdered Caffeine Raises Safety Worries

With two young men dead, the Food and Drug Administration is considering banning sales to consumers of a highly concentrated form of pure caffeine. It's too easy to overdose, officials warn.

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