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Homobiles: Transportation With A Social Mission

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

It's been called "Uber for Drag Queens." Homobiles is a noncommercial, volunteer, 24/7 ride service for the LGBT community and others around San Francisco who need safe, dependable transportation.

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The Surprising Start To The Never-Ending Pasta Pass

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

What happens when you partake of the Olive Garden's Never-Ending Pasta Pass? NPR's Ari Shapiro gets the skinny from Hagana Kim and Thomas Reyes about the all-you-can-eat deal.

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Ebola Continues Its Baleful Advance In Liberia

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

Ebola continues to defy international borders, no matter what precautions are taken. Correspondent Jason Beaubien talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the deteriorating situation in Liberia.

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Brazil Election Caps A Dramatic Campaign Season

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

Voters in Brazil go to the polls Sunday to choose a new president. Incumbent Dilma Roussef is up against environmentalist Marina Silva and others, in a nail-biting race.

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Republicans May Lose Grip On Florida Panhandle House Seat

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

One of the most competitive House races this year is in Florida's panhandle. Democrat Gwen Graham has made it a tight race in part by attacking Southerland as being out of step on women's issues.

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Showtime's 'Homeland' Now Depends On Carrie Mathison As Flawed Hero

Sun, 2014-10-05 01:52

As Showtime's Emmy-winning terrorism drama starts its fourth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show struggles to continue without a key character.

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Giants Outlast Nationals In A Grueling 18-Inning Marathon

Sat, 2014-10-04 23:26

It was the longest post-season game in Major League Baseball history.

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Photo Break: America Puts On Its Fall Colors

Sat, 2014-10-04 13:08

October brings the peak of the autumn foliage season in many U.S. states. Thanks to the NPR community, we've collected some photos that are worth taking a break from the news to stare at.

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Pro-Democracy Unrest Continues In Hong Kong

Sat, 2014-10-04 13:05

It's been two weeks since pro-democracy protestors took to the streets in Hong Kong. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Lily Kuo of the website Quartz for an update and whether negotiations with the government will resume.

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How Can The Secret Service Recover Its Reputation?

Sat, 2014-10-04 13:05

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with W. Ralph Basham, former director of the U.S. Secret Service, about the agency's recent lapses in security and how it can work to improve.

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Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Dies At 63

Sat, 2014-10-04 09:03

Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator nicknamed "Baby Doc" after he succeeded his father in ruling the country, has died. After a brutal regime, Duvalier was sent into exile in 1986.

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Dallas Ebola Case: Experts Say 9 People At Highest Risk Of Contact

Sat, 2014-10-04 08:50

Health experts are "fairly certain" that nine people had enough direct contact with an Ebola patient that they could potentially have been infected. None of them have shown symptoms, the CDC says.

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Hong Kong Police Can 'Take All Actions Necessary,' City Leader Says

Sat, 2014-10-04 07:36

Discussions between the protesters and the government broke down after the violence. With thousands of protesters still in the streets, some are fearing that a crackdown might be imminent.

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Broken Art: The Closing Of A Washington Museum

Sat, 2014-10-04 07:11

A photojournalism student at the Corcoran College of Art + Design responds to a museum's demise the only way she knows how – creatively.

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FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

Sat, 2014-10-04 06:43

Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.

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Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

Sat, 2014-10-04 06:23

There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there's a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.

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A First: Uterus Transplant Gives Parents A Healthy Baby

Sat, 2014-10-04 06:10

The new mother, 36, had been born without a uterus, so another woman, 61, donated her womb several years after she had gone through menopause.

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Atlantic City Falls From Glittering Resort To Bargain Basement

Sat, 2014-10-04 05:55

With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.

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The Two Koreas Agree To Hold High-Level Talks This Autumn

Sat, 2014-10-04 04:36

News of the plan comes as a delegation of North Korean officials venture south to Incheon for Saturday's closing ceremonies of the 2014 Asian Games.

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Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain

Sat, 2014-10-04 04:03

In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.

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