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Hundreds Attend Wake Held For Slain NYPD Officer

The ceremony for officer Rafael Ramos comes nearly a week after he and partner Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in their patrol car by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
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Ukrainian Peace Talks Put On Hold

The talks that began on Wednesday were expected to be continued today in Minsk. Belarus, which is hosting the dialogue, declined to comment on the reason.
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Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.
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We Raise A Glass To The Leathers Family And Their Names

Jack Daniels Leathers and his wife Lydia named their baby boy Jim Beam. The Courier in Terrebonne Parish, La., reports the couple was married by Judge Johnny Walker.
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Give A Goat Your Old Christmas Tree

Vince Thomas is launching a program for his goats to help recycle holiday trees. Thomas says he got tired of people discarding trees in landfills or in the desert, where they become fire hazards.
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'The Interview' Attracts Movie Fans, Free Speech Advocates

The Sony comedy, The Interview, opened in independent theaters across the country on Christmas Day. Seth Rogin, one of the stars of the movie, made an unannounced visit to a theater in Los Angeles.
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Most Federal Workers Get Day After Christmas Off

Thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama, most federal workers are also off on Friday. The cost for the extra day off is $660 million.
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Remembering When Johnny Cash Stopped To Talk To A Young Reporter

In 1981, NPR's Don Gonyea's was working as a disc jockey in Michigan when he got an interview with Johnny Cash at a county fair. (This piece first aired on Feb. 23, 2013 on Weekend Edition Saturday).
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As Uber Expands, It Asks Cities For Forgiveness Instead Of Permission

In 2014, Uber became one of the most valuable privately held companies on Earth. It expanded to more than 200 cities, but criticism and legal battles have ballooned in parallel with its revenues.
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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.

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