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Super Bowl Fabric Will Find 2nd Life In Eugene

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A huge piece of fabric from the Super Bowl festivities this weekend in the Bay Area is coming to Eugene.

The attorneys for Ammon Bundy, could potentially be violating Oregon State Bar guidelines.

Oregon Taxpayers May Qualify for "Kicker"

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Thanks to a $402 million dollar tax surplus, Oregon taxpayers could receive a credit or "kicker" on their tax returns this year.

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New Hampshire has been overrun by politicians, activists and journalists in the run-up to the presidential primary. And they’ve been joined by large numbers of people from overseas as well. People like Willem Post, a political scientist from the Netherlands.

Post is an academic at the Clingendael Institute for International Relations in the Hague. He’s a huge fan of the direct democracy that the primary represents, in terms of politicians literally knocking on doors to garner a single vote.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will cease its airstrikes against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22.

It will remain part of the coalition targeting the militants.

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The story of a 28-year-old Italian student named Giulio Regeni who disappeared in Egypt last month is gripping both his native country and the country where he disappeared.

He was in Egypt, researching labor movements for Cambridge University. But on January 25 — the anniversary of the Arab Spring uprisings — Regeni vanished. A week later, his body was found. And there were signs he may have been tortured.

Italy is demanding to know what happened. But a lot of details about the case are unclear.

Until very recently it was thought that just one bacterium was to blame for causing Lyme disease in humans. But it turns out that a second, related bug can cause it too.

In 2013, during routine testing of bacterial DNA floating around in the blood samples of people suspected of having Lyme disease, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., realized they were looking at something different.

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North Korea this weekend launched a satellite into space again, in violation of international sanctions.

State TV described it thusly: “The fascinating vapour of Juche [self-reliance] satellite trailing in the clear and blue sky in spring of February."

Not so in the West, where "the vapor trail" was seen more as a sign of Pyongyang’s continuing nuclear ambitions. An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was called and South Korea announced that it was considering cooperating with the US on a missile defense system.

If you watched Sunday's Super Bowl, how did you get it? Over cable? Rabbit ears? (Yes, those still work.) Or did you stream it online?

Do you know any global health stories that should be getting coverage — but are overlooked by the media?

The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.

The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. But opening the Gulf to aquaculture won't be cheap, and it could pose environmental problems.

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People tend to think of information overload as a fact of life in the 21st century. Lately, we've been asking whether it really has to be that way.

The problems with high lead levels in Flint, Mich.'s water started in April 2014, when the city switched water sources and began drawing its supply from the Flint River. The new water was harder, and government officials allowed it to corrode the city's pipes, leaching lead and other toxins into the tap water.

Outrage Over Egyptian President's Red Carpet Arrival

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi rolled up with his motorcade over a massive red carpet to the opening of a social housing project, sparking outrage about apparent wastefulness in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.

According to local media reports, the red carpet was rolled out in 6th of October City, a suburb of Egypt's capital Cairo.

Forget about the conventional wisdom that female genital mutilation, or FGM, rarely takes place outside of Africa and the Middle East. Recalibrate that to 30 countries on several continents, according to a new statistical analysis by UNICEF that calculates that at least 200 million females today have undergone some form of the procedure.

The Stream is your source for news, photos and analysis from NPR's political team on the ground in New Hampshire. For more coverage and analysis visit http://www.npr.org/sections/politics/ or elections.npr.org.

Chipotle locations across the country are closed Monday for a few hours, for a company-wide food safety meeting.

The chain has been struggling since October with a string of E. coli outbreaks and norovirus incidents that have sent its sales and stock plummeting. Though there have been no new reports of illnesses since early December, and the CDC last week declared that Chipotle’s E. coli outbreak appears to be over, the company is still working to regain customer confidence.

10 Things To Know About New Hampshire

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Every four years, national presidential candidates descend upon the Granite State, with the national media in tow. While much of the focus is on the primary race tomorrow, we decided to do a little digging about what sets this state apart from the other 49.

Here are the 10 things you should know about New Hampshire:

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