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G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On Russia

Sun, 2014-11-16 04:17

The meeting wrapped up with a pledge to grow global output by 2.1 percent in the next five years, but Russia's President Vladimir Putin got the cold shoulder.

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Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Sun, 2014-11-16 02:28

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:45

When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?

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In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:45

When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?

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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Isn't Just Another Black Superhero

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:44

The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.

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Yes, The Weather Is Polar. No, It's Not The Vortex

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:42

Meteorologists are annoyed by the hype around the phrase "polar vortex." This week's frigid snap, they say, was just a regular old cold front.

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'Twinkle' Sparks Fireworks As Fiddler Guts Violin Method

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:41

Fiddler Mark O'Connor claims Shinichi Suzuki, creator of the popular Suzuki Method of violin instruction, was a fraud. O'Connor has created his own teaching system.

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ISIS Claims Beheading Of American Aid Worker

Sun, 2014-11-16 01:18

The so-called Islamic State released a new video Sunday purporting to show the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, who was kidnapped in Syria last year.

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4 DuPont Workers Die In Texas Chemical Leak

Sat, 2014-11-15 21:41

One worker was also injured at a suburban Houston industrial plant when the chemical, methyl mercaptan, began leaking around 4 a.m.

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Ebola-Infected Doctor Arrives In Nebraska For Treatment

Sat, 2014-11-15 12:53

Dr. Martin Salia, who got the virus while working in Sierra Leone, is said to be sicker than some of the other patients who have been successfully treated for the disease in the U.S.

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

Sat, 2014-11-15 12:24

Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.

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Boko Haram Seizes Town That Is Home To Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Sat, 2014-11-15 10:37

The rebel group that abducted nearly 300 girls in April has captured the town where they were taken, dashing faint hopes that a cease-fire deal with the government could still be salvaged.

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Putin Faces Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

Sat, 2014-11-15 07:55

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

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The Wondrous World Of Tom Thumb Weddings

Sat, 2014-11-15 07:13

Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.

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Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Barred From Traveling To Beijing

Sat, 2014-11-15 07:04

Three student activists, including Alex Chow, were stopped at the airport as they sought to board a flight in hopes of meeting with Chinese leaders.

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In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations

Sat, 2014-11-15 06:23

The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering new allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.

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Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

Sat, 2014-11-15 04:35

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

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Ukraine Conflict Disturbs G-20 Summit

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about President Putin's possible chilly reception.

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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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