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Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases

A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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As U.S. Reengages With Cuba, Art Museums Make a Trade

The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Cuba's National Museum of Fine Arts are exchanging works from their collections. It's the largest art exchange between the two countries in more than 50 years.

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Should Shared Ancestry Force A Judge's Recusal?

An Iranian-American immigration judge is suing the Department of Justice over its requirement that she not hear cases involving Iranians.

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The Drone War's Bottleneck: Too Many Targets, Not Enough Pilots

Much of America's military campaign in Iraq and Syria is conducted by drones. NPR's Scott Simon talks with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about the shortage of drone pilots.

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Obama's India Visit Arrives At A Moment Of Optimism

President Obama arrives in India Saturday to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi. NPR's Scott Simon talks to India correspondent Julie McCarthy about what the trip means for U.S.-India relations.

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Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

Israelis are watching the latest spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the White House — which could worsen his country's global standing, but win him votes in Israel's March elections.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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Why A Black Man's Murder Often Goes Unpunished In Los Angeles

From witnesses to reluctant gang members, Jill Leovy says, "everybody's terrified." Her book, Ghettoside, uses the story of one murder to explore the city's low arrest rate when black men are killed.

Fat Bikes: The Winter Sport Of The Future?

January 24, 2015
With tires twice as wide as the standard mountain bike, fat bikes are made for snow. Some ski facilities are trying to cash in on the bikes, which are becoming a popular alternative to cross-country skiing. (Citizen 4474 via Compfight cc

With tires twice the width of a standard mountain bike, fat bikes are made for snow. Some ski facilities are embracing the bikes as a way to keep business booming when there’s not quite enough snow to ski. Jon Kalish has this story from Vermont.

A Pioneering Basketball Coach And MLK’s Priceless Speech

January 24, 2015
Former USC basketball coach George Raveling turned down a $3 million offer for three very important pieces of paper. (Colin E. Braley/AP)

How is former college basketball coach George Raveling linked with Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech and a document worth millions of dollars? Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis joins Doug Tribou to explain.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

January 24, 2015
This week, the biggest story in the NFL was... the Pro Bowl! Nah, just kidding. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Doug Tribou and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the trouble with deflation, the New York Knicks’ winning ways and a “Super” Super Bowl bet.

Advice For Coach K: High School Coach Remembers Her 1,000th Win

January 24, 2015
Coach Dorothy Gaters earned her 1,000th win on Nov. 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is still seeking his 1,000th win as a men’s basketball coach. Dorothy Gaters, John Marshall Metropolitan High School’s girls basketball coach, has already reached that milestone. She joins OAG’s Doug Tribou to recall her record-setting night — and to offer her advice for Coach K.

With Max Scherzer, Are Nationals World Series Favorites?

January 24, 2015
Max Scherzer has joined the Washington Nationals. (Evan Vucci/AP)

The Washington Nationals signed ace Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal worth $210 million. Does the addition of Scherzer make the Nationals the favorite to win the World Series? The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga makes a case.

Bud Selig’s Legacy As Commissioner Of Major League Baseball

January 24, 2015
After serving as Commissioner of Baseball since 1992, Bud Selig is retiring this month. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Bud Selig stepped down as commissioner of baseball this past weekend. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian talks about some of Selig’s moves as commissioner and puts Selig’s legacy into perspective.

After Hacking Attack, Sony Delays Earnings Announcement

January 23, 2015
A general view shows Sony's headquarters in Tokyo on September 18, 2014. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

The company said Sony Pictures had to shut down its entire computer network, and that many programs were still not up and running.

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

January 23, 2015
In his new book "The Good War," Jack Fairweather writes that the war in Afghanistan could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century. (

Jack Fairweather’s new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

Washington State 911 Operators Want To Know if You’re A Veteran

January 23, 2015
Officer Andy Gould of Auburn, Washington is a veteran. He says his military experience sometimes helps him establish rapport with other veterans.

Recruits at the state Law Enforcement Academy are learning how to handle calls involving military personnel and veterans.

Remembering The Children’s Blizzard Of 1888

January 23, 2015
Cover of "The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin

At this time of year in 1888, people across the Upper Midwest were mourning the deaths of hundreds of people — most of them children.

What Governors Are Talking About In Their State Of The State Speeches

January 23, 2015
From left, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York. (Photos via state websites and Wikimedia Commons)

We take a look at what the governors of Colorado, Michigan and New York are planning for the year to come.

Impartial Juries In A Media-Soaked Age

January 23, 2015
People enter the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The jury selection process in the trial of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes began Tuesday, and is expected to take several weeks to a few months. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 in an Aurora movie theater in 2012 (AP)

The Marathon bombing, the Aurora movie theater shootings, and the challenges of picking an impartial jury.

Week In The News: State Of The Union, Yemen Crisis, 'DeflateGate'

January 23, 2015
A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between U.S. and Cuban officials, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP)

President Obama comes out swinging in his State of the Union. High level talks in Cuba. Japanese hostages. “American Sniper” controversy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Longtime New York Assembly Speaker Arrested On Corruption Charges

January 22, 2015
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The FBI arrested Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful men in New York, on charges of using his office to solicit bribes and kickbacks.

A Sniper’s Look At ‘American Sniper’

January 22, 2015
"American Sniper," which stars Bradley Cooper, tells the story of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Chris Mark says the film helps to counter the perception that “we’re lonely men that hide in the shadows and kill for a living.”

Montana Town Awaits Decision On Water Safety

January 22, 2015
Bob Sarver and his wife Melvina load water into their car trunk, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Glendive, Mont. A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the Glendive drinking water supply, just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River. (Matthew Brown/AP)

A 1950s-era oil pipeline under the Yellowstone River ruptured, spilling 40,000 gallons of oil and contaminating the water in Glendive.

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