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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:46

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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Ebola Deaths Top 4,000; Screening Begins At New York's JFK Airport

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:26

The screening procedure will include passengers having their temperature taken with non-contact thermometers and answering questions to determine their potential exposure.

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 05:59

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.

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Millennials: We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 05:45

Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.

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Comer Cottrell, Creator Of The People's Jheri Curl, Dies At 82

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:32

Cottrell died last Friday in Plano, Tex. His do-it-yourself product brought more affordable curly hair to the masses.

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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 04:30

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.

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Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.

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Revelations From Governor's Fiancee Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

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Some Weapons Bound For Syrian Rebels End Up With ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.

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With ISIS At Its Border, Turkey Can't Decide What To Do

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 03:42

Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and to Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.

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Feds Clear 7 On No-Fly List To Travel, Will Tell 6 More Why They Can't

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 19:06

The government long maintained it could not tell anyone whether they were on the list or provide a reason why. In June a judge struck that down as unconstitutional.

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Gay Marriages To Begin In Idaho, After High Court Lifts Stay

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:33

The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.

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Clinton Documents: 7 Excerpts You Should Read

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:03

The Clinton Presidential Library finished releasing documents that had been withheld previously. They reveal nothing we didn't already know, but give insight into a tumultuous time at the White House.

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Fewer Americans are moving. Why?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-10 13:57

Whether it's because jobs are scarce, or homes are expensive, less Americans than ever before are moving according to data from the U.S. Census.

via Trulia

We want to know, why did you pick the city you live in now?

Family? Friends? Great museums? Money? The love of your life? The former love of your life?

We want to hear your stories, so tell us! Send us a message on Twitter, we're @MarketplaceWKND, or by email

For This Baseball Season, Roger Angell Has Just The 'Ticket'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 13:40

The American League Championship Series begins tonight. Writer Kate Tuttle says Roger Angell's 1988 collection of essays, Season Ticket, is the perfect accompaniment to the postseason.

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43 Missing Students, 1 Missing Mayor: Of Crime And Collusion In Mexico

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 13:29

The town at the center of the students' disappearance has a history of political and police corruption. The mayor's own mother-in-law said he was on a drug gang's payroll, earning $155,000 a month.

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