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Hagel: 10,800 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After Dec. 31

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 04:35

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.

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Q&A: J is for Jihad

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 04:03

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.

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NASA's Orion Capsule Looks And Acts Like Apollo

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

With the launch of a new NASA spacecraft and a probe nearing Pluto, it's been a busy week in space. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells NPR's Scott Simon what's going on up there.

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In Whiter, Conservative Simi Valley, Little Sympathy For Brown

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Southern California has had its own issues between police and communities of color. Many in the Simi Valley, near LA, are watching this week's news closely. It's home to many in law enforcement.

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Recalling Rodney King Protests, LA Neighborhood Uneasy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Many in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles are watching the news out of Ferguson and New York closely. The neighborhood saw protests and riots after the Rodney King verdict 20 years ago.

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Rolling Stone Says Trust In Rape Accuser 'Was Misplaced'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Were you taught in school that it should be "10 items or fewer," which would make "10 items or less" a glaring grammatical error? Or are you in the "or less" crowd? It's a divisive topic.

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Pro Athletes Show Support For Ferguson Protesters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

After a rough start, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning. ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that off the court, James has been outspoken on political issues.

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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.

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Thousands Flee As Typhoon Menaces The Philippines

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.

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Broadway Musicals Return To Havana

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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NOLA Police: Body Cameras Provide Important Evidence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Police officers in New Orleans started wearing cameras this spring. Independent police monitor Susan Hutson tells NPR's Scott Simon about how the NOPD's camera implementation is going.

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 02:47

The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 02:47

The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."

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American Hostage In Yeman Killed In Failed Rescue Attempt

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 01:19

An American journalist held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

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