Morning Edition for January 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014 — In an interview with NPR, Mark Herring says he wants the state to be on the "right side of history." The Democrat said his solicitor general will tell a federal judge that Virginia is switching sides in a case that has potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jan 23, 2014 — The Virginia case is one of several that is barreling its way toward the Supreme Court. There have been debates on the gay-rights side over whether to move this issue forward in the political arena or use the court system.
Jan 23, 2014 — Oil is now running through the southern part of the keystone XL pipeline. Supporters and opponents will be watching carefully to see what that could mean for the northern section of the project, that still awaits approval from the Obama administration.
Jan 23, 2014 — The Olympic sport of curling is a combination of bowling, bocce ball, billiards and chess — all on ice, and with some sweeping involved. NPR's Tamara Keith spent some time learning how to curl, and put together this cheat sheet.
Jan 23, 2014 — American cross-country skier Kris Freeman is one of this country's top racers, despite dealing with Type 1 Diabetes. Last spring he was cut by the U.S. ski team, and lost a lot of his funding and his health insurance.
Jan 23, 2014 — The Super Bowl is being played outside this year. If the weather is bad that Sunday, the National Football League is making contingency plans to play it on another day — like Monday.
Jan 23, 2014 — Every year, the world's movers and shakers gather in Davos, for an economic conference. Renee Montagne talks to Gideon Rachman, the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, about who's there, and what international issues are at the forefront.
Jan 23, 2014 — Morning Edition co-host David Greene is traveling in Idaho this week ahead of a very competitive primary that may replace a longtime moderate Republican member of Congress. Incumbent Mike Simpson faces a challenger backed by the Tea Party.
Jan 23, 2014 — The video streaming company's shares spiked more than 17 percent Wednesday during after-hours trading. The company also announced it added more than 2 million subscribers during the fourth quarter.
Jan 23, 2014 — In an effort to preserve its foreign currency exchanges, Argentina is imposing a 50 percent tax on any purchase above a $25 value made on international websites. The tax will be collected at customs offices where the packages have to be picked up.