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Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."
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High Electric Bills Gobble Up Savings From Cheap Oil In New England

Falling oil prices are perhaps nowhere more welcome than in northern New England, where most homes burn heating oil in their furnaces and high electricity prices are going up.
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Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On

For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.
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Protests Reflect Real Harm From Police Policies, Organizer Says

National protests have drawn attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York protest organizer Julianne Hoffenberg about moving forward.
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King Kong Out To Crush Bigfoot's Claim To Fame As First Monster Truck

Bigfoot 4X4 is a legend in the monster truck world, but another truck is challenging its claim as first car crusher. The bragging rights are big deal in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
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Former Guantanamo Envoy Says Prison Undermines National Security

The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison.
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Funeral Of Slain New York City Officer Draws Thousands

NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with WNYC's Ilya Marritz about Saturday's funeral for Rafael Ramos, one of two New York City police officers killed by a gunman who was targeting law enforcement.
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ICYMI 2014: Soccer Field Standoff Highlights Gentrification Tension

A fight over the use of a soccer field in San Francisco's fast-changing Mission District pitted Latino youth against tech workers.
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Donations Stream In For Slain New York City Police Officers

A foundation that supports first responders killed in the line of duty says it will take over the mortgages of the two New York City police officers killed last week as donations begin to come in.
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Military Policy Impedes Research On Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. military set up a bank to collect brain tissue samples to better understand battlefield brain injury. But a law that prevents tissue donations from U.S. troops has severely hampered efforts.

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