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Six Education Stories To Watch in 2015

A veteran reporter's view on the hot-button issues in the coming year: Police in schools, the fallout from the Vergara case and more.
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Man Accused In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Dies In Custody

Abu Anas al-Libi, who was captured in 2013, stood accused of conspiracy to kill Americans in connection with the explosions at embassy compounds in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
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Rift Between NYC Mayor And Police Could Become Dangerous

Tensions between Bill de Blasio and NYPD have spun into a bitter feud. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York Times police reporter David Goodman about what's behind the bad blood.
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NASA Hopes A Hack Will Overcome Mars Rover's Memory Gap

The Mars rover Opportunity is getting on in years. It has been on Mars' surface for over a decade, and now it's having memory problems. NASA has come up with a plan to fix it.
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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.
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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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