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7:32am

Wed October 8, 2014
NPR Story

Boxer Refuses To Hand Over Money To Robber

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 12:22 pm

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7:24am

Wed October 8, 2014
Europe

British Car Repair Company's Slogan Isn't Necessarily True

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 12:22 pm

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6:06am

Wed October 8, 2014
NPR Story

Nobel Committee: 3 Scientists Win Chemistry Prize

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 12:22 pm

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6:06am

Wed October 8, 2014
Race

Videos Of Deadly Police Encounters Grab The Media Spotlight, But Why?

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 1:26 pm

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, awaiting the start of his funeral in August.
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Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this story, we had two videos of encounters with the police. They contained graphic language and violence, so we've removed them from the story. If you still want to see them, we've included links.

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6:06am

Wed October 8, 2014
Europe

Kenya's President Faces Landmark Hearing At The Hague

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 12:22 pm

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6:06am

Wed October 8, 2014
Politics

36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 12:22 pm

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Those who do vote in 36 states have a chance to vote for governor this fall. Governors' races tend to be a little less partisan than races for Congress. They're often more about what the guy in the statehouse, or the woman in the statehouse, can get done.

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6:06am

Wed October 8, 2014
Remembrances

Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 1:52 pm

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7:13am

Tue October 7, 2014
Business

Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

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7:13am

Tue October 7, 2014
Latin America

Families Want To Know What Happened To Missing Mexican Students

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6:37am

Tue October 7, 2014
Around the Nation

Miami's W Hotel Offers Pricey Wedding Package

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 7:13 am

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6:23am

Tue October 7, 2014
Law

Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 10:50 am

Earlier this year, a judge ruled that Alaskan election officials were in violation of the Voting Rights Act because they did not provide election materials in two dying indigenous languages. They were given until this Friday to comply with the ruling.

The court's decision applies to everything from the buttons that poll workers wear that read "Can I Help?" to candidates' statements to the ballots themselves. There are four regional election pamphlets that are more than 600 pages, and they must be translated into Yupik and Gwich'in.

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5:06am

Tue October 7, 2014
NPR Story

Nurse In Spain Infected With Ebola Virus

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 7:13 am

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5:06am

Tue October 7, 2014
Author Interviews

Security Lapses Trigger Questions About What Secret Service Agents Do

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 7:13 am

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5:06am

Tue October 7, 2014
Global Health

Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 7:34 am

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We're hearing a lot in today's program about the people who care for patients with Ebola. There is a shortage of suits to protect them.

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5:06am

Tue October 7, 2014
NPR Story

3 Win Nobel In Physics For New Light Source

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 7:13 am

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12:32pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Media

NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

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11:52am

Mon October 6, 2014
Law

Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Gay-Marriage Appeals

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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7:08am

Mon October 6, 2014
Around the Nation

Virginia Man Is 'Rock Of Ages' No. 1 Fan

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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A man in Virginia says he has seen "Rock Of Ages" more than 500 times. Abe Calimag has traveled around the world following his favorite musical.

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6:56am

Mon October 6, 2014
Around the Nation

Hot Air Balloon Proposal Doesn't Go As Planned

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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5:33am

Mon October 6, 2014
Europe

From Exile In Switzerland, Ex-Tycoon Relaunches Open Russia

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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4:58am

Mon October 6, 2014
Research News

'Inner GPS' Discovery Wins Nobel Prize In Medicine

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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4:58am

Mon October 6, 2014
Latin America

Incumbent Rousseff To Face Neves In Brazil's Presidential Runoff

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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4:58am

Mon October 6, 2014
Around the Nation

Coast Guard Rescues Man In Inflatable Bubble

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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And now this, whatever we may think of Reza Baluchi, we can at least salute his ambition.

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7:36am

Fri October 3, 2014
Animals

Falcon Has Surgery To Remove Cataracts

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 10:07 am

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7:06am

Fri October 3, 2014
Around the Nation

Habit-Breaking Wristband Is A Shocker

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05am

Fri October 3, 2014
Middle East

Could ISIS Threats Cause Israel To Partner With Arab Nations?

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05am

Fri October 3, 2014
NPR Story

Achy Feet Rejoice! Designers Are Showing Flats For Spring

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05am

Fri October 3, 2014
NPR Story

New Jobs Report Is A Bounceback From Disappointing August

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 12:26 pm

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7:05am

Thu October 2, 2014
Asia

China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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6:16am

Thu October 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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Good morning. I'm Audie Cornish. Residents of Oakland, California have a new mayoral candidate to choose from today and according to his webpage, Einstein loves to run and promises to quote, "be a very good mayor."

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