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Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 01:38

Surveys show Americans would prefer not to die in a hospital. Yet, in New York City, the majority of people do. But the reason is not simple.

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Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 01:30

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-21 01:30

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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Afghan Rivals Have Signed Power-Sharing Agreement

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 13:22

The country's presidential election, which has been disputed for months, is finally be coming to an end, as the two candidates signed a deal Sunday to create a unity government.

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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 11:58

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.

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Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 09:43

It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" by the team and the NFL.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 07:53

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:29

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 06:16

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:44

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.

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Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 05:16

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 04:24

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

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Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:48

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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From 'Yes' To 'No': One Scot's Shift On Independence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scottish author Ewan Morrison started out campaigning for the "yes" vote in the independence referendum, but ended up in the "no" camp. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about what made him make the jump.

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Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-20 03:03

The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

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