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Brazil Picks New President In A Tight Race Of Stark Contrasts

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 06:19

The race has come down to competing visions for the future of Latin America's largest economy, put forth by leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

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An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Café Has A Big Heart

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 06:08

One night a week, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza out of an empty corner café in Cincinnati, and diners pay what they can. The couple sees their work as God's mission in the community.

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Nicaragua Follows Its Own Path In Dealing With Drug Traffickers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 06:00

Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.

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Giants Pound Royals 11-4 To Tie World Series

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 20:57

San Francisco roared past Kansas City Saturday to even the series and force the deciding games back to Royals home town.

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

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 14:24

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 14:04

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:44

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:15

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 13:05

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 12:10

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 10:18

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:58

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:57

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 09:05

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 07:54

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 06:52

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 04:36

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 - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

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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Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:51

Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.

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Other people scam you. Do you ever do it to yourself?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:55

We know that other people take your money, lie to you, and scam you. Do you ever do it to yourself?

No matter how bad or good your financial situation is, what's the one thing you will always spend money on? Do you feel guilty?

What is that one thing you refuse to give up?

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