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Shadow Seen! Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks Of Cold

Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous of the nation's prognosticating rodents, is reported to have seen his shadow, indicating no early coming of spring.
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5 Points To Help Simplify Sunday's Super Bowl

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, NPR's Mike Pesca dams up the river of hype to create a cool lagoon of Super Bowl reason.
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Knox Case Could Put U.S. In An Extradition Quandary

If the Italian government requests Amanda Knox's extradition, it's up to the U.S. to decide whether to comply. It's not necessarily a legal matter; extradition cases are often decided on politics rather than law.
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Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Hospitalized

The 71-year-old was taken to Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital after returning from a business trip in Arizona. He is undergoing tests in the hospital's intensive care unit.
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Battles And Bashes: What's News In Sports

From the NFL's ban on head-to-head hits, the change in the playoff structure and predictions for the Super Bowl, A. Martinez from member station KPCC joins NPR's Arun Rath to discuss the latest in sports news.
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Air Force Proficiency Cheating: More Than Punishment Needed?

This past week, the U.S. Air Force announced that a cheating scandal among nuclear launch officers had grown. Now, the military says, more than 90 missile launch officers have been involved with cheating on monthly proficiency exams. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with former Air Force officer Brian Weeden, who thinks the missileer culture needs to change.
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How The U.S. Oil Boom Is Changing The Industry's Landscape

There is an oil rush in North Dakota right now. The state is pumping out 10 times the crude oil it did a decade ago. Fortunes are being made, and once-sleepy towns are now bursting at the seams.
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'A Global Bathtub': Rethinking The U.S. Oil Export Ban

Amid rising production, U.S. oil companies say Congress should end a 1970s-era ban on oil exports. Some energy analysts agree, saying the way we visualize the global marketplace as a sort of chess game is holding us back. They say it's time for a new image: a bathtub.
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Punxsutawney Phil Vs. The Farmers' Almanac: Whom Do You Trust?

We want to know who you turn to for an accurate weather forecast: is it the groundhog, the Farmers' Almanac or the nerds with supercomputers?
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Pollster Says Bridgegate Could Derail Christie White House Bid

Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, tells Weekend Edition Saturday that the latest allegations up the ante on the deepening scandal.

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