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  • North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

    20 December 2014, 8:40 am by: Scott Neuman

    The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.
  • 'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

    19 December 2014, 6:33 pm by: Richard Blanco

    This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
  • Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

    19 December 2014, 5:21 pm by: Bill Chappell

    It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.
  • Obama Says Sony Made A 'Mistake' In Cancelling 'The Interview'

    19 December 2014, 4:25 pm by: Tamara Keith

    President Obama said Sony made a mistake by pulling the movie North Korea opposed and promised a U.S. response to North Korea's actions in the cyber attack against the company.
  • Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

    19 December 2014, 3:37 pm by: Carrie Johnson

    David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who are spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.
  • Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference

    19 December 2014, 1:31 pm by: Scott Neuman

    The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.
  • Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

    19 December 2014, 11:38 am by: Peter Overby

    Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.
  • Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

    19 December 2014, 10:57 am by: Scott Neuman

    The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.
  • Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

    19 December 2014, 9:34 am by: NPR/TED Staff

    Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.
  • 3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

    19 December 2014, 7:03 am by: Marilyn Geewax

    Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.
  • Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

    19 December 2014, 5:02 am by: Greg Allen

    A day after the president's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.
  • Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

    18 December 2014, 9:23 pm by: Bill Chappell

    Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.
  • In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

    18 December 2014, 4:56 pm by: Bill Chappell

    An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.
  • Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

    18 December 2014, 4:43 pm by: Scott Horsley

    President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.
  • Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

    18 December 2014, 5:11 am

    President Obama's action to begin normalizing relations with Cuba has drawn harsh criticism from members of Congress in both parties. One of those critics is Rep. Albio Sires, who was born in Cuba.

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