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7:04 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Jordan Says It's Willing To Swap Prisoner For Hostages Held By ISIS

Passersby watch a TV news program Wednesday in Tokyo reporting on a video posted on YouTube by extremists that purports to show Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
Eugene Hoshiko AP

Jordan says it is prepared to meet the demands of Islamic State militants in order to save the life of a Jordanian hostage.

On Tuesday, the Sunni extremists released a video in which they demanded that Jordan release a woman who was sentenced to death over an attack in Amman that killed 60 people. If the release didn't happen in 24 hours, the militants said they would kill a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist.

The AP reports:

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Sports
6:37 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Shows Up For Media Day, Kinda

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 7:09 am

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Around the Nation
6:37 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 7:09 am

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The Two-Way
6:11 am
Wed January 28, 2015

As Nor'Easter Lifts, Life Slowly Gets Back To Normal In Hard-Hit Areas

Students play football at the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Maddie Meyer Getty Images

A day after a monstrous winter storm spun its way across the Northeast, life is slowly getting back to normal.

Some residents of Massachusetts are digging out of almost 3 feet of snow. The AP reports that a travel ban has been lifted and Boston's highways are filling up with traffic.

Still, the AP adds:

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NPR Story
4:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:59 am

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NPR Story
4:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:13 am

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NPR Story
4:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:05 am

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NPR Story
4:14 am
Wed January 28, 2015

New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:04 am

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The Two-Way
2:36 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

Waze allows users to share when they've seen a police officer. Law enforcement officials say that could put police in danger.
Waze

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:56 am

Waze, the popular navigation app boasting more than 50 million users worldwide, has a new critic: police officers. Over the last few weeks, law enforcement officials have been urging the app and its owner, Google, to disable a feature that allows users to report when they've spotted a police officer, in real time, for all other Waze users to see.

Sergio Kopelev, a reserve sheriff in Orange County, Calif., is one of the law enforcement officials behind the push to remove Waze's police-tracker. He says he first discovered the feature through his family.

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Shots - Health News
2:30 am
Wed January 28, 2015

VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

A hospital bed is draped with a flag after a veteran passed away at the hospice ward at St. Albans VA in Queens, N.Y.
Quil Lawrence NPR

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:56 am

Starting last year, more military veterans are passing away in hospice care than in all of VA trauma and ICU wards combined.

That's because the millions of Americans who served in Korea and World War II are reaching their 80s and 90s; Vietnam veterans are reaching their 70s. That means the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is focusing on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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