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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

NPR News - 1 hour 15 min ago

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

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'Ole Miss' Debates Campus Traditions With Confederate Roots

NPR News - 1 hour 35 min ago

The University of Mississippi is making an ongoing effort to remove potentially divisive and racially charged symbols to try and make the campus more welcoming, but not everybody welcomes the changes.

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From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds

NPR News - 1 hour 55 min ago

You can thank audio engineer Joe Carpenter and his 80 microphones every time you hear the crack of a bat, smack of a glove or thud of a base in this World Series.

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Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

NPR News - 2 hours 24 min ago

Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution had been postponed several times since 2009. She was arrested in 2007 over the death of a man who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

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After Shootings, Canada Takes Steps To Balance Security With Tradition

NPR News - 2 hours 34 min ago

A debate has begun in Canada about how to respond to this week's murders of two Canadian soldiers, and the government plans to introduce new measures to strengthen the powers of the security services.

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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

NPR News - 3 hours 29 min ago

With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.

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Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71

NPR News - 5 hours 21 min ago

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

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Iranian Entrepreneurs Make Pitches That Are Just Practice, For Now

NPR News - 5 hours 41 min ago

Young Iranians are brimming with ideas for tech startups. But extensive financial sanctions facing their country prevent them from entering the global marketplace.

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Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

NPR News - 5 hours 42 min ago

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.

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'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

NPR News - 6 hours 34 min ago

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

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New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone

NPR News - 7 hours 45 min ago

The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.

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Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting

NPR News - 8 hours 47 min ago

Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.

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Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

NPR News - 11 hours 3 min ago

The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

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Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.

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New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.

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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

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Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.

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Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

NPR News - 11 hours 49 min ago

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

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Ebola Toll Continues Its Climb, With 10,000-Plus Sickened

NPR News - 12 hours 45 min ago

The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.

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