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It's All Politics
4:03 am
Fri January 30, 2015

4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

President Obama has said he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline project, which passed in the Senate on Wednesday. Historically, political scientists say 90 percent of veto threats are issued behind the scenes but Obama has issued nine veto threats so far — in public.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

President Obama is about to get his first veto opportunity of the new Congress. A bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project will be on his desk soon. He's promised to veto it and that's unusual. In his first six years in office, Obama issued just two vetoes — the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield, and Garfield only served 199 days in office!

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NPR Story
12:15 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Mirror Touch

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NPR Story
12:15 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Everyone Around You

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Humans
11:08 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

You Can Be Convinced To Confess To An Invented Crime, Study Finds

Opening statements are delivered in June 1990 in the Central Park rape trial in New York in this artist's rendering. The defendants — including Yusef Salaam (from left), Antron McCray and Raymond Santana, shown here — were convicted and imprisoned in part on what were later found to be false confessions. A new study shows it's surprisingly easy to implant memories of committing a crime.
Marilyn Church AP

A 28-year-old investment banker was brutally raped and beaten while jogging in New York's Central Park in April 1989. The city went berserk.

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All Songs TV
10:17 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Courtney Barnett, 'Pedestrian At Best'

Leslie Kirchhoff Courtesy of the Artist

The visual: A clown past her prime. The words: "Put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint you."

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