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3:46pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Economy

Fed: Interest Rates Could Rise As Early As May 2015

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 5:26 pm

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3:39pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Latin America

Rep. Van Hollen: Alan Gross' Release A 'Miraculous' Moment

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 5:26 pm

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5:07pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Around the Nation

On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 1:46 pm

Susan and Bill Dunavan own 80 acres of land in York County.
Melissa Block NPR

Drive down gravel Road 22 in Nebraska's York County, past weathered farmhouses and corn cut to stubble in rich, black loam soil, and you'll find a small barn by the side of the road.

Built of native ponderosa pine, the barn is topped with solar panels. A windmill spins furiously out front.

Known as the Energy Barn, it's a symbol of renewable energy, standing smack on the proposed route of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline — a project of the energy giant TransCanada.

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4:07pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Business

Shopping On Shore Leave: How Seafarers Head To The Mall

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 5:29 pm

First Officer Dheeraj Singh spends most of his time at the helm of a container ship, but on a three-hour shore leave from the Port of Oakland, he visits Old Navy at Bay Street Mall in Emeryville, Calif.
Julie Caine KALW

Many of us are making lots of trips to the mall right now, but what if you could only go shopping for just a few hours once a month? That's what life is like for container ship crews who bring the vast majority of consumer goods from Chinese factories to stores in the U.S.

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4:02pm

Tue December 16, 2014
Middle East

Pakistan Near Watershed Moment, But It Will Take Work

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 8:46 pm

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