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6:46 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:53 am

A gunman walked into a New Hope City Council meeting near Minneapolis and opened fire on Monday.

Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Nelson tells our Newscast unit that the gunman was killed and two police officers were injured.

Tim filed this report:

"The city is a second-ring suburb northwest of Minneapolis.

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The Two-Way
6:05 am
Tue January 27, 2015

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

A series of images show that asteroid 2004 BL86 has a small moon.
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 7:00 am

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 pretty much buzzed the Earth on Tuesday, coming within 745,000 miles of our planet.

As NPR's Sam Sanders explained, Monday's flyby is the closest a known asteroid of this size will pass by Earth in at least the next two centuries.

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Deceptive Cadence
6:03 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Fifty Years Of Steve Reich's 'It's Gonna Rain'

Steve Reich, with a phase-shifting pulse gate, photographed in New York in 1969.
Nonesuch

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 7:39 am

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The Two-Way
5:12 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Winter Blizzard Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

Times Square is mostly empty following road closures on Tuesday in preparation for what was predicted to be a major winter storm.
Alex Trautwig Getty Images

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 7:39 am

First the good news: Forecasts of a historic winter storm for the country's most populous city have failed to materialize.

Forecasters had called for up to 30 inches of snow in New York City, but as a new day dawned, meteorologists had downgraded the system to a winter storm from a blizzard and tempered their forecasts, saying when it was all done, the city would have about 12 inches of snow on the ground.

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Around the Nation
5:11 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Thieves With A Guilty Conscience Return Stolen Items

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:26 am

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Around the Nation
5:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 5:39 am

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Book Reviews
5:03 am
Tue January 27, 2015

'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:08 am

Reading Esther Freud's eighth novel — about an English boy's unlikely but life-expanding friendship with Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh — is a bit like watching a watercolor painting take shape. Mr. Mac and Me begins with delicate dabs of color, as 13-year-old Thomas Maggs, the only surviving son of an abusive alcoholic pub proprietor and his long-suffering wife, paints a plaintive picture of life at the aptly named Blue Anchor, in the Sussex village of Walberswick.

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Music News
4:07 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique

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The Two-Way
3:18 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder served as a dental assistant in the Army during World War II.
Courtesy of the Kelder family

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:47 am

The remains of a World War II soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippines — and the subject of a joint NPR/ProPublica investigation last year — have been identified as Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder. His identification came after a long legal battle between his family and the Pentagon.

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 5:05 am

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