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Morning Edition for December 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013 — Picture an air hockey table and at each end, holes for cups of beer. Shoot the puck into one of your opponent's cups, and he has to drink the contents. The guys who invented the game posted an image of their table over the weekend and it went viral.
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Dec 16, 2013 — A retired butler has been "completely overwhelmed" by the response to a story about him in The Irish Post. James Gray put an ad in the paper, saying he's spent the last 10 Christmases alone, and he wanted this year to be different.
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Dec 16, 2013 — We want to know what holiday movies — whether traditional or perhaps a little more action-driven — are your favorites. Do you like your films with extra sap, or a little excitement?
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Dec 16, 2013Saturday Night Live reportedly has held special auditions for black women. There are currently no black females in the cast.
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Dec 16, 2013 — Weeks of post-election political limbo have ended in Germany. The country's main center-left party has voted to join the coalition government of Angela Merkel. The move clears the way for her to start her third term as chancellor.
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Dec 16, 2013 — DJ Anne Litt of member station KCRW in Los Angeles shares her pick for this month's Heavy Rotation. It's "Come Save Me" by the Australian band Jagwar Ma.
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Dec 16, 2013 — The National Security Agency is challenging those who want to overhaul its surveillance operations. A special panel has sent a report to the White House on how NSA programs should be changed. The group was established by the president following revelations about NSA eavesdropping.
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Dec 16, 2013 — A comprehensive immigration overhaul was passed by the Senate, but remains stalled in the House — waiting for a vote.
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Dec 16, 2013 — Half a million. That's the estimated number of illegal immigrant youths who likely qualify but have yet to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, which allows young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to avoid deportation and to get a work permit for two years.
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Dec 16, 2013 — In Belgium, the Trappists produce Orval. Forbes Magazine reports there simply aren't enough monks to expand production of Orval. The abbey once had 35 monks, but today that number is down to just a dozen.
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