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Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:11

Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.

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At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:04

When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.

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Virgin Galactic Crash Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:04

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.

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Press Freedom Dwindles In Egypt

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:04

Egypt's president says the nation is involved in a war against terrorism and the media is falling in line. Some talk show hosts have been pulled off the air for criticizing the government.

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U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:57

Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.

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On Eve Of Promotion, NYPD's Top Uniformed Official Resigns

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:47

Philip Banks III was set to become Commissioner William Bratton's deputy. The reasons for his abrupt resignation are not clear.

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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:34

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

Fri, 2014-10-31 14:21

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

Fri, 2014-10-31 13:04

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:59

After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.

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How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:54

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

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Former Band Member Found Guilty In FAMU Hazing Case

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:43

A Florida jury found Dante Martin guilty of manslaughter for his role in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion.

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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:46

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:31

Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of other, more pressing health woes.

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After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:13

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

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1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:05

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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With Reports Of Doping, World Marathon Majors Postpones Awards Ceremony

Fri, 2014-10-31 10:10

Rita Jeptoo, the accomplished marathoner who holds the course record at Boston, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. The Majors said it's awaiting a decision by the governing body.

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Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fri, 2014-10-31 08:20

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.

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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

Fri, 2014-10-31 07:40

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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