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Latin America
4:58 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Incumbent Rousseff To Face Neves In Brazil's Presidential Runoff

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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Around the Nation
4:58 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Coast Guard Rescues Man In Inflatable Bubble

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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And now this, whatever we may think of Reza Baluchi, we can at least salute his ambition.

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Animals
7:36 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Falcon Has Surgery To Remove Cataracts

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 10:07 am

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Around the Nation
7:06 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Habit-Breaking Wristband Is A Shocker

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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Middle East
5:05 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Could ISIS Threats Cause Israel To Partner With Arab Nations?

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Achy Feet Rejoice! Designers Are Showing Flats For Spring

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05 am
Fri October 3, 2014

New Jobs Report Is A Bounceback From Disappointing August

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 12:26 pm

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Asia
7:05 am
Thu October 2, 2014

China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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Around the Nation
6:16 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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Good morning. I'm Audie Cornish. Residents of Oakland, California have a new mayoral candidate to choose from today and according to his webpage, Einstein loves to run and promises to quote, "be a very good mayor."

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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Sports
5:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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National Security
5:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Resigns

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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5:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 11:24 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees grave threats facing his country.

Netanyahu contends that Hamas (the Palestinian militant group on Israel's doorstep) is as bad as ISIS (not much farther away) and that Iran is the gravest threat of all — Iran, the very country with which the United States, his most important ally, has been trying to make a nuclear deal.

In an interview with NPR, however, the prime minister highlighted one way he hopes to alleviate nearly all these problems. He hopes to bring Arab nations more forthrightly onto Israel's side.

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5:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

U.S. Liberian Communities Face A New Set Of Worries

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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Around the Nation
7:30 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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Around the Nation
7:09 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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Economy
5:10 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

"Who does Washington work for?" asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after her bill that would let people refinance student debt was shot down in June. It was a question she came back to repeatedly in an NPR interview on the Goldman Sachs bailout and federal regulation of the financial sector.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 9:17 am

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the audio tapes made by Carmen Segarra, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York investigator who was examining Goldman Sachs. A full transcript of the interview follows:

STEVE INSKEEP: You described what you learned from this report as disturbing. What's disturbing about it?

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Politics
5:10 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Cuban Premier Fidel Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September 1960 in New York. A new book details secret negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba dating back to President Kennedy's administration.
AP

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:34 am

For five decades, the official U.S. policy on Cuba was one of silence. But the real U.S. relationship with Havana involved secret negotiations that started with President Kennedy in 1963, even after his embargo against the island nation, say the authors of the new book Back Channel to Cuba. In fact, nearly every U.S. administration for the past 50 years has engaged in some sort of dialogue with the Cuban government, they say.

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Politics
5:10 am
Wed October 1, 2014

In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

Republican congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, 30, says her generation "can't just complain about the problems — we have to help solve them as well, because we're ultimately inheriting them."
Mike Groll AP

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 1:11 pm

If the Republican Party were to hang up a wanted sign for the new face of the party, the kind of person they need to help them connect with voters they've had a hard time reaching, Elise Stefanik may just be the person they'd find. She describes herself as a "big tent Republican," and House Speaker John Boehner recently held a fundraiser for her.

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NPR Story
5:10 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Hong Kong Protests: The Bigger Picture

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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For more now, we talk with Professor Michael Davis. He teaches law at the University of Hong Kong and has lived in Hong Kong for nearly 30 years. Good morning.

MICHAEL DAVIS: Good morning.

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Education
1:47 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

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U.S.
1:00 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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This is one of those questions that is perfect for a Congressional hearing, though not so perfect for the witness. The question is how a man managed to get so far onto the White House grounds.

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Around the Nation
6:59 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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Around the Nation
6:51 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Suspect's Cologne Gives Him Away To Police K-9 Unit

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 11:59 am

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The Salt
6:40 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

University of Illinois student Stanley Dayan (from left) and Chabad Jewish Center employees Mordy Kurtz and Yosef Peysin work at the center's kosher food stand in 2013 at the university's State Farm Center basketball arena in Champaign, Ill.
David Mercer AP

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

Many millennials — people born after 1980 — have embraced vintage items: vinyl records, thick-framed glasses ... and now, dietary laws.

"I'm 21 years old, and, yes, I do keep kosher," says Lisa Faulds.

She says she ate whatever she wanted growing up: "bacon, ham, all that fun stuff. Seafood, shellfish."

But that all stopped a few months ago.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher.

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Politics
5:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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This is one of those questions that is perfect for a congressional hearing, though not so perfect for the witness. The question is how a man managed to get so far onto the White House grounds.

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5:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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5:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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Politics
5:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Republicans see a chance for a takeover of the Senate this November, and they are hoping the path to victory leads through Michigan. That's where six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is retiring.

Even though Democrats dominate the state in the presidential elections, the GOP does much better in midterms when voter turnout is lower.

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Europe
7:17 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

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