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Middle East
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:14 am

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Business
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 3:03 am

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Television
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 9:18 am

Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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Middle East
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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A film said to be made in Syria shows a man on a chair. You can't really see where he is - maybe some cafe. But it's quiet. The camera never moves. The man looks at his hands. He stays silent for 40 seconds. At last, he speaks.

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U.S.
3:22 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:23 am

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Food
2:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:23 am

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Middle East
2:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:23 am

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StoryCorps
2:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:23 am

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Next, were going to listen to the man behind this music.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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Strange News
2:56 am
Tue March 17, 2015

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:25 am

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World
2:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:25 am

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Middle East
2:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

A History Of West Bank Settlements

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:25 am

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Games & Humor
2:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

She's Behind The Billy: Hide And Seek At Ikea

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 4:25 am

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Sports
3:08 am
Mon March 16, 2015

A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 4:50 am

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U.S.
3:08 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Once Lost, Internment Camp In Hawaii Now A National Monument

Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp held thousands of prisoners of war and hundreds of Japanese-American citizens during World War II
Courtesy of Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 11:39 am

The Honouliuli internment camp, not far from Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, held as many as 4,000 prisoners during World War II, including hundreds of Japanese-Americans.

In February, President Obama named the location a national monument.

The camp became known by prisoners as "jigokudani," or "Hell's Valley," says Carole Hayashino, the president of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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Europe
3:08 am
Mon March 16, 2015

After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 4:50 am

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Europe
4:56 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Rowdy Soccer Fans Get An Offer To Be Civilized

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Around the Nation
3:49 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Atlantic Coast Conference Mascots Face Off Without Otto The Orange

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 4:56 am

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NPR Story
2:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

More Indians Who Moved To The U.S. Decide To Return Home

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 4:56 am

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NPR Story
2:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 6:49 am

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NPR Story
2:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Ferguson Needs To Be Model For Systemic Change, Professor Says

Originally published on Fri March 13, 2015 3:27 pm

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