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9:53am

Fri December 13, 2013
Faith Matters

In The Midst Of Newtown's Grief, Pastor Says There Is Light

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 3:53 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, editor Ahmad Omar and I will hear what you had to say about conversations we've had on the program recently. That's ahead in BackTalk. But we're going to start the program today with Faith Matters. That's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith and spirituality. Today, we want to look at a year of healing, faith and recovery. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

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9:13am

Fri December 13, 2013
The Protojournalist

1,000 Words: A Pet Reindeer In Nome, Alaska

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 12:44 pm

David Gilkey NPR News

A pet reindeer in a pickup truck. The reindeer's name: Velvet Eyes.

9:05am

Fri December 13, 2013
CO Lawmakers

Following A Turbulent Year, Colorado Lawmakers Unsure What 2014 Holds

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 6:40 am

The Colorado Senate chamber, seen in a budget debate in 2011. Members are hoping to put the past in the past and work together, but post-recall shake-ups and an election year could make that difficult.
Colorado State GOP Flickr - Creative Commons

When Colorado lawmakers return in January, the makeup of the state Senate will be different. Coming off a tumultuous off session with two first-ever recalls and a resignation can do that. The state’s Democrats now have a new Senate President and only a one-seat hold on the majority.

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8:45am

Fri December 13, 2013
Technology

Tech Companies Take Step Toward The 'Internet Of Things'

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 11:45 am

Tech companies want to make your smartphones, TVs, lights and other appliances all work together, regardless of brand.
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Several companies have made what some see as a small step toward TVs, locks and household appliances all talking to each other.

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8:39am

Fri December 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Report: Mandela Interpreter Was Once Charged With Murder

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 10:16 am

Thamsanqa Jantjie, whose appearance at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela angered many in South Africa's deaf community and has led to an apology from the government. His sign language interpretation was just meaningless gestures, say those who understand that language.
Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi AP

Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. Previously Charged With Murder?

"The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated," The Associated Press reports from Johannesburg.

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