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3:45am

Thu January 8, 2015
Analysis

'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:36 pm

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Despite a 2011 firebombing at the Charlie Hebdo offices, and continuing threats and heightened security around the building, according to its editor-in-chief, the staff of the weekly never slowed down.

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8:44pm

Wed January 7, 2015
The Two-Way

Judge Maintains Gag Order In Coal Mine Disaster Trial

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 10:21 am

A federal judge in West Virginia has rejected the pleas of NPR and other news organizations and upheld a sweeping gag order in the criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Blankenship faces charges of conspiracy and securities fraud, which stem from the federal criminal investigation of the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster in Raleigh County, W.Va. The explosion killed 29 coal miners.

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5:36pm

Wed January 7, 2015
All Tech Considered

When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 2:20 pm

Irene Chen and Longlai Zuo, with the China-based company Quality Technology Industrial, show off their top-line phones, which cost about $100.
Aarti Shahani NPR

As you might imagine, there are smartphones everywhere at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Tonino Lamborghini [a company not related to the famous car brand] has a new phone out for $6,000. Samsung's Galaxy series is on display in a dazzling showroom.

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4:24pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Economy

Euro Falls To 9-Year Low Against U.S. Dollar

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 6:17 pm

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4:24pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Economy

Growth In Manufacturing Tempered By Low-Wage Jobs

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 6:17 pm

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New cars, and plenty of them, are driving off the sales lot - 16.5 million in the last year, in fact. It's the best performance for the U.S. auto industry since 2006.

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11:49am

Wed January 7, 2015
Media

For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy — And Cartoons

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 12:35 pm

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10:25am

Wed January 7, 2015
The Two-Way

'Charlie Hebdo,' A Magazine Of Satire, Mocks Politics, Religion

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 7:48 am

Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, poses with his magazine on Sept. 19, 2012. The magazine, which was attacked today, is part of a long tradition of French satire.
Michel Euler AP

Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine that was the target of a deadly attack today, is part of a long tradition of French satire dating to the days before the French Revolution.

The left-wing magazine is known for its biting takedowns. Its past targets include the political right wing, capitalism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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6:33am

Wed January 7, 2015
Around the Nation

Should Minnesota Bid Adieu To The Midwest, Hello North?

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 7:50 pm

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5:37am

Wed January 7, 2015
Economy

Greek Opposition Party Seizes On Anger Over Austerity Measures

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 12:35 pm

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5:13am

Wed January 7, 2015
Business

ESPN, Other Networks To Be Streamed On Dish Network's Sling TV

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 12:35 pm

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