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Putin Faces Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 07:55

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

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The Wondrous World Of Tom Thumb Weddings

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 07:13

Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.

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Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Barred From Traveling To Beijing

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 07:04

Three student activists, including Alex Chow, were stopped at the airport as they sought to board a flight in hopes of meeting with Chinese leaders.

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In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:23

The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering new allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.

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Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:35

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

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Ukraine Conflict Disturbs G-20 Summit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about President Putin's possible chilly reception.

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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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U.N.'s Truce Plan For Aleppo Draws Skepticism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:05

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:30

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:20

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:18

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:18

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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