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5:14 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Police Union Blames Mayor, Protesters For Ambush Of 2 NYPD Officers

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Politics
5:05 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

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NPR Story
5:05 am
Mon December 22, 2014

School Hearing Clears Florida State's Jameis Winston Of Sex Allegations

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Latin America
5:05 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Cuba's Religious Groups View Diplomatic Thaw With U.S. Differently

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The Salt
3:45 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Sister Elizabeth feeding Yoda, a water buffalo calf at the ranch. The nuns bought the buffalo to make mozzarella.
Sonja Salzburg for Harvest Public Media

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:05 am

Many beer aficionados are familiar with the rare breweries run by Trappist monks. The beer is highly sought after, but it's not the only food or drink made by a religious order. Many abbeys and convents have deep roots in agriculture, combining farm work with prayer.

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Energy
3:44 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.
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Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 5:05 am

Falling oil prices are perhaps nowhere more welcome than in northern New England, where most homes burn heating oil in their furnaces. But cheaper heating oil is refilling consumer's pockets just as high electric prices are emptying them out.

For example, a heating oil truck delivers 600 gallons of heating oil every two weeks to an old, four-story brick building in Concord, N.H. At last year's oil prices, each refill would have cost around $2,200. Right now, it's more than $300 cheaper.

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Shots - Health News
3:43 am
Mon December 22, 2014

A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

Katie Clapp shares a laugh with her son Andy Tranfaglia, 25, at their home in West Newbury, Mass. Andy has a rare genetic condition called Fragile X.
Ellen Webber for NPR

For a few weeks last year, Michael Tranfaglia and Katie Clapp saw a remarkable change in their son, Andy, who'd been left autistic and intellectually disabled by Fragile X syndrome. Andy, who is 25, became more social, more talkative, and happier. "He was just doing incredibly well," his father says.

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Latin America
5:24 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Still Few Answers In Disappearance Of 43 Students In Mexico

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Around the Nation
5:24 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Questions Linger In Fatal Shooting Of New York City Police Officers

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Music Interviews
5:24 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Anthony Hamilton Brings Home Holiday Funk

Anthony Hamilton's first Christmas album is called Home for the Holidays.
LaVan Anderson Courtesy of the artist

Once a pop artist has been working long enough, the Christmas album feels like an inevitability. Soul singer Anthony Hamilton wanted to try it out, but he was wary of falling into cliché and repeating the formulas that have shaped holiday records for years.

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