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Republicans Debate: Fight The President Now, Or Fight Him Later?

Mon, 2014-12-01 00:05

Congress returns from recess Monday, tasked with funding the government past Dec. 11. Some in the GOP want to tie it to halting Obama's immigration plan, while others aim to avoid a damaging shutdown.

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Is A Threat Posted On Facebook Really A Threat?

Mon, 2014-12-01 00:01

The Supreme Court is tackling a question of increasing importance in the age of social media and the internet after a man was convicted of posting threats against his estranged wife and an FBI agent.

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Broken Hips: Preventing A Fall Can Save Your Life

Sun, 2014-11-30 23:36

Twenty percent of people who fall and break a hip after age 50 die within a year, and women are at greatest risk. But you can reduce the odds of falling. Here's how.

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German Government May Say 'Nein' To Work Emails After Six

Sun, 2014-11-30 23:35

In a country that strives to protect work-life balance, there are calls to ban employers from sending work email after business hours. Some big companies already observe it.

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Mexican Chef Serves Up An Authoritative Guide To Her Country's Cuisine

Sun, 2014-11-30 23:34

Unlike other exhaustive guides to Mexico's diverse regional foods, Mexico: The Cookbook was written by a Mexican. Margarita Carrillo's recipes aim for simplicity to lure American readers to explore.

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For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

Sun, 2014-11-30 16:55

Many millennials say they find traditional notions of gender too confining. And they are rewriting the rules and refashioning clothes so that they can dress and accessorize in whatever way they want.

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Missing Ohio State Football Player Found Dead, Police Say

Sun, 2014-11-30 16:06

A student missing since Wednesday was found dead Sunday, apparently from a self-inflicted wound. After he went missing, his mother told police he'd sent a text citing his concussions, the AP reports.

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Hong Kong Police Push Back Pro-Democracy Protesters

Sun, 2014-11-30 09:31

The student-led demonstrations calling for greater freedom in the Chinese territory have been going on for more than two months with no sign of compromise from Beijing.

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannabis

Sun, 2014-11-30 08:36

Uruguay's audacious new law not only legalizes pot, it mandates that government grow and distribute it. Some say the government has pinched more than it can roll.

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Kabul's Police Chief Steps Down Amid Stepped Up Taliban Attacks

Sun, 2014-11-30 07:30

The resignation of Gen. Zahir Zahir came after a series of attacks against foreigners in the capital that are attributed to the Taliban.

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Black Friday Sales Down At Stores, Surge Online

Sun, 2014-11-30 05:56

More shopping on Thanksgiving Day diluted the Black Friday numbers somewhat, according to a ShopperTrak survey. A separate survey by IBM showed a nearly 10 percent increase in online sales.

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Police In Cairo Disperse Anti-Mubarak Protests

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:58

The protests came after the 86-year-old former strongman saw charges of murder against him overturned by an appeals court.

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Ferguson Largely Peaceful After Officer's Decision To Quit

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:24

Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in August but was not indicted by a grand jury last week, has tendered his resignation from the force.

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In Liberia, Ebola Shifts From Cities To Villages

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Liberia has been a death zone for those exposed to the Ebola virus. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Kelly McEvers about what she saw on the ground, and what she will find hard to forget.

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Feelings On Ferguson Reflect Deep Racial Divide

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Perceptions of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, have broken down along racial lines. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate writer Jamelle Bouie about the racial dimensions of the case.

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Black Friday Gun Sales Soar, Straining Background Checks

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Gun buyers are taking advantage of killer deals, with sales doubling this weekend. But the FBI's Kimberly Del Greco tells NPR's Rachel Martin that means processing three background checks per second.

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Syrian Refugees Find Little Comfort In Greece

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Many Syrians fleeing war hope to get to northern Europe. An increasingly popular route is across the Mediterranean to Greece. Those who make it safely often face dire conditions when they arrive.

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Workers Brave Militant Attacks To Vaccinate For Polio

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Those who vaccinate children in Pakistan risk their lives. Correspondent Philip Reeves tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the Taliban is gunning down health workers, who are suspected of being spies.

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Why Colleges Adjudicate Their Own Campus Crimes

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Colleges are under scrutiny for bungling recent sexual assault cases. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Tovia Smith about why schools, and not police, typically handle these cases.

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Podcasts Rise In Popularity, Funded By Advertisers And Listeners

Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Millions are downloading and listening to podcasts. It's the source of original material and growing ad revenue. Apple's iTunes has 1 billion subscribers, and advertisers are seeing dollar signs.

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