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Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible? - In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:13:00 -0500

After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity' - Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:04:02 -0500

Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law - The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:15:46 -0500

Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto - The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:50:00 -0500

Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani - For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:22:00 -0500

Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos - Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today it's a nation torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:41:00 -0500

Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say - National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:16:00 -0500

Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing - Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:36:45 -0500

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday - Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the League, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:46:00 -0500

Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt - The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:03:00 -0500

Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title - The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3, 7-6 (5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:01:00 -0500

An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25 - This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 29, 2015.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer - A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter - Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls - NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

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