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Mass Graves Found In Mexico, Near Place Where 43 Students Went Missing

Sun, 2014-10-05 05:35

The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.

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After Quiet Night Of Protests, Hong Kong's Government Offices Reopen

Sun, 2014-10-05 04:06

The government had warned that it wanted streets opened by Monday, but police didn't confront most occupiers. The protesters made room for commuters to enter government offices and return to work.

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The World's Largest Cave Chamber Rises 1,000 Feet

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.

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Monument Honors Vets Left With Scars, Physical Or Mental

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opens Sunday not far from the U.S. Capitol building. The granite and glass monument honors all those permanently wounded in war.

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For Now, Court Stays Mum On Gay Marriage Cases

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

A new Supreme Court term starts Monday. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg about what to expect from the court this year.

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How To Measure A Crowd, Without The Political Numbers

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The Number of the Week is: 80,000. That's how many are protesting in Hong Kong, according to organizers. But data journalist Mona Chalabi says estimating crowd size isn't an exact science.

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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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Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker, Makes New Threat

Sat, 2014-10-04 03:55

A fourth westerner has been beheaded by the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State. We explore how a former British cab driver named Alan Henning become their latest victim.

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