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'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works

NPR Books - January 24, 2015 - 2:02pm

Driving The King is a fictionalized account of the adventures of Nat King Cole and his bodyguard driver. Author Ravi Howard says the idea was planted long ago.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

NPR Books - January 24, 2015 - 2:02pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 1:09pm

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 10:22am

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 9:12am

Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

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Video Purports To Show Beheaded Japanese Hostage

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 7:13am

The unconfirmed video was released after a deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakawa passed. It appears to change the Islamic State kidnappers' demands.

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Ukraine Rebel Leader Claims New Attack On Mariupol

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:59am

The attack follows a rebel rocket barrage that hit an open-air market in the port city, killing at least 15 civilians.

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Facebook Aims To Weed Fakes From Your News Feed

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:42am

No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads As Greek Election Nears

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:42am

Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

NPR Books - January 24, 2015 - 5:42am

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 5:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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Two Outcasts Form An Artistic Bond In 'Mr. Mac And Me'

NPR Books - January 24, 2015 - 4:59am

Painter's daughter Esther Freud weaves her own experiences into the story of a lonely little boy in a British seacoast town, who befriends the great Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 4:57am

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

NPR Top Stories - January 24, 2015 - 4:03am

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Do You Have To Read 'Frog'? No, But You Might Want To

NPR Books - January 24, 2015 - 4:03am

Reviewer Jason Sheehan says Mo Yan's Frog is not without issues, but still offers a thoughtful tale of a dark era in modern Chinese history, touched with humor and occasional magic.

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Hate Crime at ISU Off-Campus Apartment

Local News - June 1, 2010 - 5:19am
Idaho State University students wakes up to his car broken into and vandalized.
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Memorial Day History

Local News - May 31, 2010 - 4:06pm
Memorial Day means a lot of things for some - for others its simply an extended holiday to spend with family and friends.
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Memorial Day History

Local News - May 31, 2010 - 4:06pm
Memorial Day means a lot of things for some - for others its simply an extended holiday to spend with family and friends.
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Group Honors Local Vets

Local News - May 31, 2010 - 3:44pm
You can hear them coming from a distance, and it doesn't take long to understand why they call it the "Thunder Run." But despite the loud engines, there is a special reverence among the riders for those who gave everything for their country.
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Group Honors Local Vets

Local News - May 31, 2010 - 3:44pm
You can hear them coming from a distance, and it doesn't take long to understand why they call it the "Thunder Run." But despite the loud engines, there is a special reverence among the riders for those who gave everything for their country.
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