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Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Disputes between tenants and landlords often end up in the courts. And in New York City, win or lose, tenants may end up with a bad rap that can make it hard to rent again.

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Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Uber says it has worked in 52 countries since its 2010 launch, but our number cruncher Mona Chalabi tells NPR's Rachel Martin the tally is changing as some countries try to ban the ride-sharing service.

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Police Violence Protesters Divided By Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men. NPR's Gene Demby was there and noticed a sometimes-contentious generational divide among the protesters.

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Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday on the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after 9/11. The report has elicited a number of sharply differing perspectives.

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Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 03:46

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 01:39

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.

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How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 01:39

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.

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Climate Negotiators Reach A Compromise In Lima

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-14 01:10

The deal sets the stage for a global pact in Paris next year, but rejected a rigorous review of the greenhouse gas emissions limits the plan.

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Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 17:20

Mariota won by a landslide, bringing home the first Heisman for the University of Oregon Ducks.

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Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:38

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.

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Black Fraternities And Sororities Split On Protest Policy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:18

Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.

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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 11:43

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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Senate Struggles To Pass Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 09:46

Senators meet in a rare Saturday session in hopes of resolving last-minute differences over the "cromnibus" measure before a midnight deadline.

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Dispatches From D.C.'s 'March For Justice'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 08:06

Demonstrators gather in the nation's capital to protest the deaths of African Americans at the hands of white police officers. Here's a look at reports from social media.

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Protesters Rally In 'Justice For All' March Through D.C.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 06:39

Thousands are expected to attend the march sparked by anger over the fatal police shootings of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice and the choking death of Eric Garner.

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Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 06:37

One of the many policy riders tucked inside the trillion-dollar spending bill reverses a rule that long-haul truckers take two nights off for every 70 hours they drive. Safety groups are angry.

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Thailand's Crown Prince Divorces Amid Reports Of Palace Intrigue

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 05:33

Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his now ex-wife, Princess Srirasmi, have ended their 13-year marriage, the palace says.

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2 U.S. Soldiers Among More Than A Dozen Killed In Afghan Attacks

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:29

An Afghan Supreme Court official and 12 mine clearers were also among those killed in several attacks since late Friday.

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Hong Kong Protesters Leave The Streets, Not Their Cause

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

Hong Kong's final pro-democracy protest camp was removed by the police this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Frank Langfitt about the future of the movement and relations with mainland China.

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Levin, Harkin, Coburn Among Senators Bidding Adieu

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 04:11

The end of the 113th Congress means a lot of goodbyes for retiring members and for those who lost in November. That means, at least for a moment, partisanship took some time off on the Senate floor.

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