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Obama Cites 'A Moment For Reflection' In Election Results

Wed, 2014-11-05 10:55

Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says he's not "mopey" over the trouncing Democrats endured but rather energized.

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From Blue Bleach To Hazmat Hacks, Students Take On Ebola Challenges

Wed, 2014-11-05 10:39

College students excel at thinking creatively under pressure. Now they're designing tools to confront the challenges of Ebola, including friendlier-looking protective gear and diagnostic aids.

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Have You Broken A Wrist? Men Are At Risk Of Osteoporosis, Too

Wed, 2014-11-05 10:30

A broken wrist may not seem like much, but it can be the first sign that you're headed for a broken hip or spinal fracture. Men often don't realize they are at risk of osteoporosis as they age.

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Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

Wed, 2014-11-05 10:15

Brazil has more law schools the rest of the world combined and more lawyers per capita than the U.S. But there's a huge legal backlog: One department of five judges is now handling 1.6 million cases.

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Newly Released 'Fast And Furious' Documents Include A Slam On Issa

Tue, 2014-11-04 20:43

Several details already have become the center of conversations, including one email in which outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and his "idiot cronies."

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Governors' Races: Scott Beats Crist; Quinn Loses In Illinois

Tue, 2014-11-04 18:38

In Illinois, Republican Bruce Rauner is projected to beat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. And in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.

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Marijuana Votes: Oregon And D.C. Legalize; Florida Says No To Medical

Tue, 2014-11-04 17:16

Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure fell short of the 60 percent approval required. Oregon voters approved Measure 91, allowing legalization. Alaska also has a legalization ballot measure.

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Fight For The Senate: Republicans Take Control, Adding 7 Seats

Tue, 2014-11-04 17:00

The Republicans will control both chambers of Congress next year. And in Virginia, a race between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie is coming down to the wire.

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Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

Tue, 2014-11-04 16:07

We track all the incumbent candidates who lost the midterm election

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How To Follow NPR's Coverage Of Tonight's Midterm Elections

Tue, 2014-11-04 15:40

Here's a guide to keeping up to date on the night's events, on NPR and its member stations.

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2015 Emoji Update Will Include More Diverse Skin-Tones

Tue, 2014-11-04 15:00

The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.

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Federal Judge Overturns Kansas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Tue, 2014-11-04 14:30

Today's injunction takes effect in one week, depending on whether the state appeals. The judge in the case said the state's ban on marriage between people of the same sex violates the 14th Amendment.

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It's Still Too Early For Tanking Oil Prices To Curb U.S. Drilling

Tue, 2014-11-04 14:00

The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.

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What Makes Kenya's Marathon Runners The World's Best?

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:57

Kenyan distance runners won both the men's and women's divisions of Sunday's New York City Marathon. A Harvard evolutionary biologist suggests some possible reasons why.

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We Are Not Slaughterers: An Iraqi Village Rejects Islamic Militants

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:57

A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.

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GOP Takes Control Of Senate With Wins in N.C., Iowa, Ark., Colo.

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:48

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday's midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.

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Why Farmers Aren't Cheering This Year's Monster Harvest

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:11

Farmers will haul in a record-breaking harvest of soybeans and corn this year, but they could be victims of their own success: Prices for these crops, falling for months, are at five-year lows.

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Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who's Sick

Tue, 2014-11-04 12:59

With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention.

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Massachusetts Food Waste Ban Gains Broad Acceptance

Tue, 2014-11-04 12:48

Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But many institutions had already begun composting waste or turning it into energy.

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New Attorney General Not Likely Until 2015

Mon, 2014-11-03 15:39

Though a short list of candidates to replace current Attorney General Eric Holder is circulating, a nomination and confirmation is increasingly unlikely until after an expected shift in Congress.

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