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Around the Nation
7:13 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Firefighters Rescue Parrots After Hearing Their Cries For Help

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 7:49 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Firefighters in Middleton, Idaho, heard cries from a burning house, cries they thought were people trapped inside. They found, instead, two parrots. As one firefighter told KBOI...

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Sports
7:02 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Cubs Pitcher Thinks On The Fly To Get The Out At First

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 7:49 am

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

South African Authorities Try To Quell Xenophobic Violence

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 7:49 am

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 5:47 pm

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5:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 7:49 am

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Clinton Returns To New Hampshire, Site Of 2008 Comeback

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 7:49 am

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Ringo Starr Makes Second Appearance Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 7:49 am

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It's a milestone in the music world that was long coming. This story is also an excuse to play some music by the Beatles.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS")

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Around the Nation
7:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

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Politics
7:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

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5:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

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