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Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:44:00 -0500 
    Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.


Obama To Pick Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General, AP Reports 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:52:00 -0500 
    President Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to The Associated Press.


Man Who Killed Officers Told Passersby: 'Watch What I Am Going To Do' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500 
    Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.


The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:03:00 -0500 
    A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.


GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:00 -0500 
    Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.


Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:00 -0500 
    Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.


Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:58:00 -0500 
    On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.


Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:36:00 -0500 
    Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.


Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:33:00 -0500 
    The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.


Did North Korea Benefit From The Sony Cyberattack? 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500 
    The FBI says North Korea was responsible for the Sony cyber hack. North Korea denies involvement. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about possible next steps with Georgetown University professor Victor Cha.


Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500 
    Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.


Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do? 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:40:00 -0500 
    If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.


Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:33:00 -0500 
    A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.


2 Police Officers Killed In Ambush In New York 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:25:00 -0500 
    The two officers were shot inside of their marked patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot.


Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500 
    More than 30 states have laws that allow people to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their life or property. But this week, a Montana jury said that type of law has its limits.
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