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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:46

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today there were "discrepancies" in its story.

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Your Wallet: How do you budget your holiday season?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:42

Next week, we're talking about budgeting for the holidays. 

We want to know how you spend during the holiday season. Do you save for decorations? Shop the sales? Bargain for a tree or stock up on candles for a menorah?

Tell us your stories by visiting our website, or tweet us, we're @MarketplaceWKND.

Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:15

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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Ex-Chinese Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

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It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:27

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

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