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All Tech Considered
6:50 am
Wed December 24, 2014

In Its Strange Journey, 'The Interview' Becomes An Art House Film

The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain will show The Interview starting on Christmas Day.
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Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 7:59 am

A buddy flick about killing North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un will be shown on Christmas Day after all, at least in about 200 independent theaters. This kind of small-scale distribution model and the politics surrounding The Interview give what was once a big-budget Hollywood release the spirit of an art house film.

In the satirical film, which is at the center of a geopolitical tussle, Seth Rogen and James Franco play television producers who get an interview with Kim but are then hired by the CIA to "take him out."

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Middle East
6:11 am
Wed December 24, 2014

British Citizens Warned To Behave In The United Arab Emirates

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 7:02 am

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Around the Nation
5:35 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Rand Paul Gets In On Festivus Actions

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 7:02 am

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Movies
4:08 am
Wed December 24, 2014

More Than 200 Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 6:46 am

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Economy
4:02 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Despite Some Clouds, U.S. Economic Forecast Looks Sunny

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 2:25 pm

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Sending Your Holiday Mail By Way Of Rudolph, Wis.

Around Christmas, people around the world covet a Rudolph, Wis., postmark on their cards and letters.
Carrie Antlfinger AP

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 10:18 am

Those seeking holiday joy could look for it in places with seasonal names like Christmas, Fla., Santa Claus, Ind., or Snowflake, Ariz. — but you don't have to leave home to enjoy Rudolph, Wis.

For most of the year, the tiny town of Rudolph — population just a few snowflakes north of 400 — is best known for the cheese factory off Main Street. But around Christmas, people around the world covet a Rudolph, Wis., postmark on their cards and letters.

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NPR Story
4:02 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Research Suggests Generosity Is Hardwired Into Our Brains

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 7:02 am

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Remembrances
6:28 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Singer Joe Cocker Dies Of Lung Cancer At 70

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This morning we are remembering a man and a voice.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS")

JOE COCKER: (Singing) A little help from my friends...

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Around the Nation
5:58 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Christmas Tree And Menorah Conrolled By Tweets

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:28 am

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Europe
5:58 am
Tue December 23, 2014

The Woman Who Mistook A Hat For A Parrot

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:28 am

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