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Sports
4:01 am
Fri December 12, 2014

In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:02 am

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Politics
4:01 am
Fri December 12, 2014

House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 1:43 pm

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U.S.
4:01 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Maria Isabel de la Paz, a U.S. citizen, was twice turned away when trying to enter the U.S. legally. When she attempted an illegal crossing, her case was decided by a Border Patrol agent, not an immigration judge.
John Burnett NPR

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 2:35 pm

Maria Isabel de la Paz is a 30-year-old Houstonian who works at a Chick-fil-A. She holds the distinction of being a U.S. citizen who was prevented for a dozen years from entering the United States.

Her case is at the heart of what immigrant advocates say is wrong with U.S. immigration enforcement — that deportations are increasingly being handled by federal agents at the border, rather than in immigration court. The practice is not necessarily illegal, but critics say it is fundamentally unfair.

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Business
7:13 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

Solar energy panels on a roof in Marshfield, Mass.
Stephan Savoia AP

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 11:14 am

The costs of solar energy are plummeting, and now are about on par with the electricity generated at big power plants. This new reality intensifies a long-running business and regulatory battle, between the mainline electric utility companies and newer firms that provide solar systems for homeowners' rooftops. Sometimes the rivalry looks more like hardball politics than marketplace economics.

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Book News & Features
4:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 10:21 am

Welcome to the first meeting of the Morning Edition Reads book club! Here's how it's going to work: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. And about a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer who picked it.

Ready? Here we go:

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Latin America
4:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Walk In The Steps, If Not In The Image, Of A Communist Hero

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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Strange News
4:15 am
Thu December 11, 2014

For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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Parallels
3:55 am
Thu December 11, 2014

The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Nazila Fathi reported from her native Iran for The New York Times. Fearing arrest, she fled in 2009 with her family and now lives in suburban Washington, D.C. Her new book, The Lonely War, describes the challenges of reporting from the country.
Hassan Sarbakhshian

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 12:53 pm

Nazila Fathi covered turbulent events in her native Iran for years as The New York Times correspondent. She learned to navigate the complicated system that tolerates reporting on many topics but can also toss reporters in jail if they step across a line never explicitly defined by the country's Islamic authorities.

Fathi recalls one editor telling her what journalists could do in Iran: "We have the freedom to say whatever we want to say, but we don't know what happens afterwards."

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National Security
3:55 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 1:15 pm

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Religion
3:55 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 7:13 am

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