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4:19pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Following Oil Boom In N. Dakota: A Cultural Blooming?

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 1:25 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.

This week, NPR has been reporting on the effects of the fracking boom in the area known as the Bakken. Williston, North Dakota, offers a haven for a new working class. Tens of thousands of newcomers have flocked to the oil field over the past five years. The region is flush with high-paying, low-scaled work. It's bringing a lot of economic development, and some are hoping it can bring cultural development too. Montana Public Radio's Dan Boyce has the story.

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4:18pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Movies

A Century Ago Today, Chaplin Made His Film Debut — In A Dud

Originally published on Sun February 2, 2014 5:42 pm

Silent-film icon Charlie Chaplin, in character as the Little Tramp, takes aim with his walking stick circa 1925.
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3:10pm

Sun February 2, 2014
The Salt

Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 11:00 am

Truffles are among the many foods infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — already for sale in Colorado.
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Where there's pot, there's pot brownies. But how do you make sure those high-inducing sweets are safe to eat?

Colorado regulators are wrestling with that question now that the state has legalized recreational marijuana. From sodas and truffles to granola bars and butter, food products infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale.

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4:17pm

Sat February 1, 2014
NPR Story

All Aboard To Work D.C.'s New, Old-Fashioned Streetcars

Originally published on Sat February 1, 2014 5:45 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

Cities across the country have been returning to the classic streetcar. Some think it's a great way to move people cheaply. This spring, though, they'll be back in Washington, D.C., bringing with them the promise of new jobs. Hundreds of people in D.C. queued up for a chance at any one of those jobs this past week. But as NPR's Leah Binkovitz reports, with only 34 jobs available, many will be disappointed.

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4:17pm

Sat February 1, 2014
Sports

Battles And Bashes: What's News In Sports

Originally published on Sat February 1, 2014 5:45 pm

From the NFL's ban on head-to-head hits, the change in the playoff structure and predictions for the Super Bowl, A. Martinez from member station KPCC joins NPR's Arun Rath to discuss the latest in sports news.

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