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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

Mon, 2014-11-17 21:38

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

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Hong Kong Begins Clearing Main Protest Camp As Demonstrators Watch

Mon, 2014-11-17 18:36

Pro-democracy protesters had held the site outside Hong Kong's main government buildings for nearly two months. "We will proceed on the principle of peace and nonviolence," said one protest leader.

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Man Gets 8 Months In Jail After Driving VW Hatchback Onto Race Track

Mon, 2014-11-17 17:12

The prank might represent a daydream of many would-be racers. But it also proved why such dreams should be pursued with both care and the proper equipment.

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Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

Mon, 2014-11-17 15:12

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:55

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Mon, 2014-11-17 14:38

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:44

Afton Elaine Burton, who maintains websites advocating for Manson's innocence in the Tate-LaBianca murders, told The Associated Press that the wedding was next month.

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For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The Number One Cause of Death

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:39

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.

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Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:10

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:00

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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Slain Aid Worker Shows 'One Person Can Make A Difference,' Parents Say

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:28

In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.

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Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:24

Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.

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Toxic Tau of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:18

Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.

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In California, That MRI Will Cost You $255 — Or $6,221

Mon, 2014-11-17 12:06

It's almost impossible to comparison shop for medical tests and procedures. A crowdsourcing experiment by two NPR member stations in California is aimed at making those numbers less mysterious.

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Why Sterilization Is The Most Popular Form Of Family Planning

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:38

The tragic news from India of women dying after being sterilized is not the norm. More than 200 million women a year rely on this procedure. Under proper conditions, complications are minimal.

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Sandwich Monday: Papa John's Frito Chili Pizza

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:25

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an innovative new pizza from Papa John's. It's covered with Fritos and chili.

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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:02

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the Archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:56

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's No. 2- and No.3-biggest oilfield services provider. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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