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Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:46

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:36

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:25

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.

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Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Thu, 2014-11-20 07:00

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

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Duchess Of Alba, Spain's Richest Woman, Dies At 88

Thu, 2014-11-20 06:48

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.

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An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

Thu, 2014-11-20 06:42

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.

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Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

Thu, 2014-11-20 06:15

Prosecutors want to question the Wikileaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

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Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

Thu, 2014-11-20 05:56

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.

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Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

Thu, 2014-11-20 05:45

The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's order.

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Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Thu, 2014-11-20 05:12

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, has won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.

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Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest, Brace For More Snow

Thu, 2014-11-20 05:03

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to flood water.

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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

Thu, 2014-11-20 04:33

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.

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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

Thu, 2014-11-20 03:26

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Thu, 2014-11-20 03:15

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

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Despite Low Employment, Millennials Hold Key To Reviving South Texas

Wed, 2014-11-19 23:55

The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.

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Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

Wed, 2014-11-19 23:52

The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen says they will back, but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.

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Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Cops

Wed, 2014-11-19 23:48

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed law enforcement officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

Wed, 2014-11-19 23:46

In New Orleans, nine of ten children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.

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'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

Wed, 2014-11-19 17:57

The veteran-penned short story collection and the nonfiction look at modern China and its citizens joined youth literature winner Brown Girl Dreaming and poetry winner Faithful and Virtuous Night.

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Delinquent Mine Fines: 'Clearly Troubling ... More Can Be Done'

Wed, 2014-11-19 14:21

"We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what's missing is a stronger commitment," says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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