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7:03 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 1:22 pm

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

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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 2:58 pm

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 Horsley, 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."

Julie McCarthy, who is NPR's 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

Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

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

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

Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

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

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

From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted this photo taken Monday of the storm bearing down on the U.S. Northeast.
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Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 12:26 pm

Update at 12:20 p.m. ET

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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