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This 1989 file photo shows the U.S. Navy launching a Trident II D-5 missile from the submerged submarine USS Tennessee in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. President Obama has made the ratification of the New START treaty his key foreign policy goal before the new Senate is sworn in next month. Phil Sandlin/AP hide caption

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World

Obama Urges Senate OK Of Arms Treaty

3 min

Obama Urges Senate OK Of Arms Treaty

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Users can use Anti-Social to block Facebook and other sites they find distracting. Anti-Social hide caption

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Anti-Social

Technology

Stop Me Before I Facebook Again

3 min

Stop Me Before I Facebook Again

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Gene Jones, at his office at AEP (American Electric Power) in Beckley, W. Va. He stays busy with work to keep his mind off the tragedy of losing his twin brother, Gene, during last April's explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine. F. Brian Ferguson for NPR hide caption

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Mine Safety In America

Pain Persists For Mine Disaster Family

8 min

Pain Persists For Mine Disaster Family

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Strange News

Putin Sings! (And Others Too)

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Putin Sings! (And Others Too)

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi speaks Monday during a parliamentary session to discuss a no-confidence vote on his government, scheduled for Tuesday. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

Italy's Berlusconi Faces No-Confidence Vote

4 min

Italy's Berlusconi Faces No-Confidence Vote

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Iraqi Christians hoping to emigrate to France following a spate of violence against Christians across Iraq wait last month outside the French Consulate in the northern city of Irbil. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

Iraqi Christians Flee Wave Of Targeted Violence

4 min

Iraqi Christians Flee Wave Of Targeted Violence

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50 Great Voices

George Jones: The Voice Of Heartbreak

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George Jones: The Voice Of Heartbreak

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Veronika Scott fine-tunes the design and sizing of her new coat/sleeping bag. Ruby Troyano hide caption

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Ruby Troyano

National

To Warm The Homeless, A Coat That's A Sleeping Bag

3 min

To Warm The Homeless, A Coat That's A Sleeping Bag

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All Things Considered

Richard Holbrooke Dies

5 min

Richard Holbrooke Dies

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