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What We Don't Know About Heart Disease Can Kill Us

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:10

People in the United Kingdom failed big time when they took a poll on risk factors for heart disease. Think you're more up to speed? Try our quickie quiz and find out.

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How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:57

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.

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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:27

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:25

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

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Obama: U.S. Underestimated ISIS, Overestimated Iraqi Army

Sun, 2014-09-28 15:10

In an interview with 60 Minutes the president, citing the director of national intelligence, acknowledged that U.S. intelligence overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the group.

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To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Sun, 2014-09-28 13:06

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.

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Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Sun, 2014-09-28 12:44

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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People Be Triflin', From 'Bills, Bills, Bills' To The Bible

Sun, 2014-09-28 10:47

The word "trifling" (or, as it may be more commonly said, "triflin'"), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.

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Kenya's Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In Berlin

Sun, 2014-09-28 10:09

For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.

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The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

Sun, 2014-09-28 08:54

The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.

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Popular Indian Politician's Corruption Conviction Spurs Nervousness

Sun, 2014-09-28 08:14

A ruling against J. Jayalalithaa in India's highest-profile corruption case has stunned a political class that is widely seen as permeated with graft. She's been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:56

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:53

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.

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Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:46

Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."

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What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income?

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:25

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sun, 2014-09-28 06:12

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

Sun, 2014-09-28 05:36

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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Reporter's Notebook: In Eastern Ukraine, A Bellicose Mood Prevails

Sun, 2014-09-28 05:04

On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.

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More Than 30 Feared Dead In Japanese Volcano's Eruption

Sun, 2014-09-28 04:25

Officials say the hikers were found close to the mountain's peak, in cardiac and respiratory arrest. More than 200 hikers survived Saturday's eruption.

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Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo. As Protests Continue

Sat, 2014-09-27 20:44

The officer, a woman, is expected to recover. A hunt for the suspect is underway.

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