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10:08 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves on his way to enter his new offices in Athens on Monday.
Orestis Panagiotou EPA /Landov

Alexis Tsipras, who led his left-wing Syriza party to an improbable win in Greece's parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

Reporter Joanna Kakissis in Athens, who is following the story, tells our Newscast unit that Tsipras now leads the first anti-austerity government in Europe. She adds:

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

'Quad Copter' Flew Into, Crashed On White House Grounds, Secret Service Says

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

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 10:07 am

Updated at 11:04 a.m. ET

The Secret Service has identified the device that was found overnight on the White House grounds as a "quad copter."

The agency said an on-duty Secret Service officer saw and heard the 2-foot-wide commercial "quad copter" fly low onto the grounds of the executive mansion at about 3:08 a.m. ET. It crashed on the southeast side, the agency said in a statement.

"There was an immediate alert and lockdown of the complex until the device was examined and cleared," a spokesman said in the statement.

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7:03 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 10:02 am

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.

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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

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 9:09 am

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 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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6:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

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