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Author: Mitch McConnell's Focus On Winning Is 'Single-Minded'

The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.
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Kindergarten Entry Tests And More Education Predictions for 2015

Educators, politicians, a student and even U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan weigh in on what the new year may bring. Tell us your own education predictions with #EdPredictions.
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7-Year-Old Survives Ky. Plane Crash

The girl walked to a nearby home and reported the crash, which killed the other four people on board.
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Snow Angels: Men Dig Out Moose Buried By Avalanche

The snowmobilers who found the moose said they couldn't leave it to die. But they risked becoming buried in an avalanche themselves to save it.
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Why Are Fewer Mexicans Crossing The U.S. Border?

More non-Mexicans were apprehended at the southern border than Mexicans in 2014 and apprehensions of Mexicans have fallen to a historic low.
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From Jail Cell To Studio: Drug Dealer Becomes Personal Trainer

Coss Marte went from being a drug kingpin to a fitness entrepreneur. The New York City resident calls his exercise plan "prison style" because it is based on his prison workout routine.
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A Battle To Wash Away A Fountain's Controversial Namesake

In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.
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Some Not-So-Conventional Wisdom About The Next Congress

Will Republicans have to prove they can govern and will Democrats be totally irrelevant? Will the president's veto pen get a workout? Here's a second look at some wisdom about the next Congress.
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Trial Of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy

Doug Williams, one of the country's most vocal critics of the polygraph test, will go on trial in January. For decades, he has helped people "beat" the test by exploiting its shaky science.
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Obama Authorizes New Sanctions On North Korea Over Sony Hack

The executive order targets three North Korean entities and accuses the Pyongyang regime of "destructive, coercive cyber-related actions."

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