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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

Jan. 24
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There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

Jan. 24
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Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

Patriot's Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

Jan. 24
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Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

Jan. 24
Arnie Seipel / NPR
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The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

First Attempt To Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

Jan. 24
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.

Video Purports To Show Beheaded Japanese Hostage

Jan. 24
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The unconfirmed video was released after a deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw passed and appears to change the Islamic State kidnappers' demands.

Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine

Jan. 24
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Rebel rocket fire hit an open-air market in the port city of Mariupol, killing at least 15 civilians.

Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Jan. 24
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The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

Jan. 24
Eleanor Klibanoff / NPR
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The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Jan. 24
Linda Poon / NPR
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The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.