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Operator Of Drone That Crashed At White House Works At Intelligence Agency

Jan. 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said one of its employees was operating the quad copter that crashed Monday on the grounds of the executive mansion. The worker was off duty at the time.

Watch 'Bob's Burgers'? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

Jan. 27
Poncie Rutsch / NPR
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What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob's burgers.

To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children

Jan. 27
Lisa Aliferis / NPR
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A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.

On Holocaust Day, Argentina's Jews Despair Over Deaths, Old And New

Jan. 27
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / NPR

On a day usually filled with quiet reflection, the Jewish community spoke out forcefully against the president for her handling of a 20-year-old bombing case that remains unsolved.

Football As A Tool In The Hands Of A Master Craftsman

Jan. 27
Dustin Dwyer / NPR
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Our 50 Great Teachers series profiles a football coach who's made academics ... and a sense of family ... part of his winning strategy.

The Mysterious Life Of India's First Lady

Jan. 27
NPR

This week President Obama traveled to India with his wife Michelle to meet with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. But Mr. Modi's wife was nowhere to be seen.

Public Inquiry Into Death Of Former KGB Agent Litvinenko Starts

Jan. 27
NPR

Tuesday is the first day of a public inquiry into the death of former KGB agent and whistleblower Alexander Litvinenko. He was poisoned in London in 2006 with Polonium 210, a rare radioactive isotope.

Alabama Chief Justice: Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage

Jan. 27
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."

A Holocaust Survivor, Spared From Auschwitz At The Last Second

Jan. 27
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson / NPR
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The line on the left went to the gas chambers, but an SS guard shoved Jack Mandelbaum to the right. Thus began a three-year nightmare in seven camps for a Jewish teenager who refused to give up hope.

Obama Administration Proposes Opening Up Atlantic To Drilling

Jan. 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

At the same time, a new Interior Department plan designated nearly 10 million acres in Alaska as off-limits to any future oil and gas leasing. Reaction has been mixed to the draft plan.