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December 26, 2014 | NPR · The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

December 26, 2014 | NPR · A San Francisco man talks about why he volunteers to deliver groceries to his elderly and disabled neighbors.

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December 26, 2014 | KAJX · Authorities in the Colorado city have distributed brochures on the do’s and don’ts of marijuana use. They list facts such as where pot is legal and how long the high takes to set in.

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December 26, 2014 | WNPR · 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.

December 26, 2014 | NPR · 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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December 26, 2014 | NPR · Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They’re attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

December 25, 2014 | NPR · An expedition to the Pacific’s Mariana Trench has found evidence that life exists miles below the surface. But it’s not life as we know it.

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December 25, 2014 | NPR · Americans buy 25 million Christmas trees every year. They’re slow-growing crops, but the trees can be a smart investment for small farmers like the Carroll family in Louisa, Va.

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December 25, 2014 | NPR · The first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with a Gershwin score, is getting rave reviews during its premiere in the city that inspired it.

December 25, 2014 | NPR · Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.


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December 27, 2014 | NPR · 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.”

December 27, 2014 | NPR · 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.

December 27, 2014 | NPR · Rina Meutia survived the devastating tsunami 10 years ago in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh. She talks with NPR’s Eric Westervelt about the immediate aftermath and how the region has changed since then.

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · As a child, Armenian-American writer Meline Toumani was taught to see Turks as a bitter enemy. She wrote her new book, There Was and There Was Not, in an effort to understand that conflict.
December 27, 2014 | NPR · Author Alaya Dawn Johnson describes the late historical novelist as the literary equivalent of the Velvet Underground: “Not many people bought the books, but everyone who did wrote a novel.”

December 27, 2014 | NPR · The mystery about the disappearance of a young Mormon woman was inspired by a real-life story. Author Mette Ivie Harrison talks about her own struggles with faith and stereotypes of Mormon mothers.


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December 27, 2014 | NPR · The resplendent New York piano showroom is shutting down to make way for luxury condos. But that doesn’t mean the company is going anywhere.

December 27, 2014 | NPR · For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by and reach a wider audience.

December 27, 2014 | NPR · The death of Pete Seeger this year has NPR’s Eric Westervelt reflecting on how the folk legend convinced him that music could create community and possibly foster change.

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