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U.S.
4:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 5:17 am

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Sports
4:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

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Remembrances
4:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

'Lastness': Award-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87

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All Tech Considered
6:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Storyful is making a business out of verifying material on social media for journalists and news organizations.
Storyful

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 9:57 am

At most news organizations, journalists celebrate when they get a story in print, on air or online.

At Storyful, editors high-five when they knock a story down.

"We like to think about [Storyful] as the first social news agency," said Mark Little, the company's buoyant CEO. A former television news anchor and correspondent in his native Ireland, Little conceived the company in 2009 after watching the documentation of mounting protests in Iran posted to Flickr and YouTube.

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Around the Nation
6:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Doctor Delivered Baby Who Grew Up To Be His Heart Surgeon

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 8:12 am

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World
6:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Court Tells 'Naked Rambler' There Are Other Forms Of Expression

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 8:12 am

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Africa
5:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Amid Negotiations With Boko Haram In Nigeria, Violence Continues

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 8:12 am

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U.S.
5:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Lava Spills Onto Private Property In Hawaii, Closing In On Homes

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 8:12 am

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Movies
5:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Marvel's Next Films To Have More Diverse Leads

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 8:12 am

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Digital Life
6:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Picture This: Emojis Are The New Search Term

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

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Europe
6:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Over A Cappuccino, Italian Mayor Wants To Hear Local Concerns

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

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Health
6:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Case Against Mandatory Ebola Quarantines For Health Workers

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

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History
4:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Officer Killed In Civil War To Receive Medal Of Honor

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

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And now this - President Obama will award a long delayed Medal of Honor to a soldier next month. He'll honor Army First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who fought in the Civil War. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

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Politics
4:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Money Mixes Up Missouri Circuit-Court Race

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

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And now another story of big, political money coming to small-town America. In Cole County, Missouri, a circuit court judge is fighting to stay on the bench. Her challenger was underfunded until he got some outside help. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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World
4:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Crimean Tatars Pressured To Become Russian Citizens

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 1:17 pm

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World
6:30 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Ukrainian Parliament Candidate 'Darth Vader' Blocked From Voting

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 7:32 am

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World
5:08 am
Mon October 27, 2014

On Anniversary Of N.Y. Subway, A Look At Who's Taking New Steps

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 7:32 am

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Politics
4:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

After Sunday Service, Georgia Churches Get Souls To The Polls

Martha Frazier rides a bus to vote in Miami in 2012. This year, Georgia churches are running similar "Souls to the Polls" programs, busing worshipers to early voting locations after Sunday service.
J Pat Carter AP

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 2:06 pm

At The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, about 700 congregants jam the pews every Sunday morning at 10:30. The church is near the edge of DeKalb County, and it's helping lead a "Souls to the Polls" drive.

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is running an extremely tight race for Senate against Republican David Perdue, and the difference between victory and defeat could ride on the African-American vote. The push is on to get voters to turn out early — especially at black churches.

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Research News
4:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Fear Of Blowing Big Calls May Affect How Umpires Do Their Jobs

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 7:32 am

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World
4:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Closed McDonald's In Moscow Taken As A Political Message

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 7:32 am

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Race
6:48 am
Fri October 24, 2014

A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu Hartwell gets a hair treatment at a "Curl Party" hosted by Carol's Daughter and theYBF.com in 2010.
Paras Griffin Landov

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Cosmetics giant L'Oréal purchased Carol's Daughter, a beauty company that sells natural hair and skin products for black women, earlier this week. It may seem like an unlikely chapter in the story of a business that began in a Brooklyn kitchen.

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Strange News
5:07 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Halloween Twitter War Pits Conan O'Brien Against Madeleine Albright

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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Business
5:02 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 7:03 am

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Politics
4:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Rep. John Barrow speaks at First African Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga. Barrow needs African-Americans to turn out on Election Day, but they're not enough to put him over the top.
Sarah McCammon NPR

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 2:25 pm

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Jazz
6:31 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities.
Jessica Hancock Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 10:26 am

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Europe
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box?

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Education
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Wave Away Math Homework With An App

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Suppose you need the answer to 70 times five?

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It's 350.

INSKEEP: Or 12 times four.

GREENE: 48.

INSKEEP: That's impressive, David.

GREENE: Well, thank you.

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World
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

With Bears On The Streets, Canadian Town Cancels Halloween

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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And now this. Winter comes early in the Canadian Arctic, which means polar bear season.

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Shots - Health News
8:50 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Even versions of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen labeled "genuine" and "anti-counterfeit" have been found to contain the drug sibutramine, which was supposed to come off the U.S. market in 2010 for safety reasons.
Food and Drug Administration

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 9:04 am

Americans spend about $4 billion a year on weight-loss supplements. And the Food and Drug Administration spends a lot of effort policing distributors who market fraudulent products that are tainted with unsafe, banned drugs.

But a study published Tuesday finds that buyers should beware: Just because the FDA recalls a product for containing dangerous substances doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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Sports
7:28 am
Wed October 22, 2014

World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:32 am

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