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4:48 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Greece To Hold Elections After Parliament Fails To Elect A President

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 6:11 am

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The Two-Way
3:46 am
Mon December 29, 2014

5 Die In A Burning Ferry Off Greek Coast, All Others Are Now Safe

In this image provided by the Italian Navy, smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday.
Uncredited AP

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 6:28 am

Update at 9:08 a.m. ET. Rescue Operations Over:

After a harrowing rescue operation that involved airlifting hundreds of passengers off a burning ferry off the coast of Greece, most are now safe.

The AP reports:

"Italian premier says evacuation of Greek ferry is complete, only captain and 4 rescuers remain."

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Animals
3:24 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Exercising Penguins Are A Hit With Tourists In Japan

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Around the Nation
3:21 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Pa. Town To Ring In New Year With Giant Nail

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Politics
2:20 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in the Oval Office.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

NPR's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care, the midterm elections and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Politics
2:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed recent moves on Cuba and immigration, and prospects for cooperation with a GOP-dominated Congress.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 5:39 am

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Sports
2:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:39 am

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Middle East
2:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

United Arab Emirates Shows Off Its Military Might

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:39 am

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Book News & Features
2:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

First Book Gets Reading Material Into The Hands Of Low-Income Students

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:46 am

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It's All Politics
2:01 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

As he looks toward his seventh year in the White House, President Obama still believes there is time to make his presidency a transformational moment in history.

In an interview recorded shortly before he left for Christmas vacation in Hawaii, the president told NPR's Steve Inskeep that 2014 had been "a bumpy ride" but also the "breakthrough year" he himself had predicted.

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