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Pilots Jump At The Chance To Land On Ice

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Russia is not a place where people commonly fill the streets in protest. And yet yesterday, the boulevard that runs between the Moscow River and the Kremlin was choked with an enormous crowd.

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And for more on Netanyahu's trip to Washington, we turn to Cokie Roberts as we do most Mondays. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

Science Says The Dress Is Blue

Feb 27, 2015
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Good morning, I'm David Greene, thinking maybe we should reconsider how we use our time. A debate about the color of a dress on the Internet has been consuming people, including people in this studio.

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Definitely looks black and blue to me.

Nation Riveted By Llamas On The Loose

Feb 27, 2015
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Britain Tries To Counter Extremists' Appeal

Feb 27, 2015
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This Sunday marks a dozen years since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan — and seven years since Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann announced formal charges against him, alleging Mohammed was the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Ever since, the United States has been working to try him and four other men on death penalty charges at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Now, one of the biggest cases in U.S. history may also become the longest running. And it could be years before what's being called the "forever trial" even reaches the trial stage.

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U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

Feb 26, 2015
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The White House is stepping up its commitment to fighting a disease that still kills roughly 600,000 people around the world each year. The Obama administration has announced a six-year extension of a program to fight malaria. NPR's Jason Beaubien has more.

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