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12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Toy Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots

Sun, 2014-11-23 07:58

Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up, instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

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Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

Sun, 2014-11-23 06:50

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

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Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

Sun, 2014-11-23 05:30

Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn't see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.

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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.

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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.

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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

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Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.

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Tunisian Election Complete's Its Transition To Democracy

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

In 2011, thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:03

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!

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Anesthesia Miracle: No Power, No Oxygen Tanks, No Problem

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:03

Frustrated by anesthesia machines that conked out when the power faltered, Dr. Paul Fenton came up with a solution: The Universal Anesthesia Machine.

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:52

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:52

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:50

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:49

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sat, 2014-11-22 22:59

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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