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The Two-Way
7:18 am
Mon January 26, 2015

'Device,' Possibly A Small Drone, Discovered On White House Grounds

Secret Service officers patrol in front of the White House on Jan. 20.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters /Landov

The White House says a device was found on the grounds of the executive mansion overnight, but adds it posed no threat to the first family. Several news reports say the device was a small drone.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are in India; their daughters, Sasha and Malia, stayed behind with their grandmother, Marian Robinson.

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NPR Ed
7:03 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can't always agree on what it is.

A report out today from the American Enterprise Institute says a growing number of colleges and universities are offering, or soon will offer, credits in exchange for direct demonstrations of learning. That's a big shift from credit hours — the currency of higher education for more than a century — which require students to spend an allotted amount of time with instructors.

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The Two-Way
6:49 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Obama Attends India's Republic Day Celebrations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Obama watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
Stephen Crowley AP

President Obama became the first U.S. head of state to attend India's annual Republic Day parade, which marks the day the country adopted its constitution.

NPR's Scott Horley, who is traveling with Obama, says that the parade is "partly a showcase for the country's military might, but there are also floats honoring everything from India's female mountain climbers to its home-grown industrial development."

NPR's Julie McCarthy, who is our correspondent in India, says it "was a jaunty occasion despite the rain."

Julie tells our Newscast unit:

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

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The Two-Way
6:03 am
Mon January 26, 2015

From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

Nearly 30 million people in the Northeast are bracing for what the National Weather Service is calling a potentially historic blizzard that could bring more than 2 feet of snow today and Tuesday to parts of the region.

Blizzard warnings have been issued all the way from the New Jersey shore to coastal New England from this afternoon through late Tuesday.

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Television
5:19 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:48 am

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 5:49 am

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NPR Story
4:04 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:03 am

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