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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 13:56

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 13:09

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: Former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 best-seller this weekend.

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After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 13:01

Four former Blackwater guards were found guilty last week in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.

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Many Tunisians Vote In Key Test Of Arab Spring's Legacy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 11:59

Voter turnout has been reported at around 60 percent of the electorate, as Tunisians cast votes in their country's first full parliamentary election Sunday.

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Pandora Hopes To Lure Musicians Backstage With Analytics

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 10:45

The music streaming company is making a play for artists' goodwill, announcing a new service that gives musicians access to data on who is listening to their music, when and where.

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Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 09:31

Dr. Anthony Fauci, leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, disagrees, says the quarantine could hamper efforts to combat the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

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Lifted On Giant Inner Tubes, An Old Tree Moves In Michigan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 08:29

A 250-year-old oak tree once stood in the way of the University of Michigan's new business school — until they moved it this weekend. It wasn't easy, though, and definitely not cheap.

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Nurse Criticizes Quarantine After Negative Ebola Test, Hires Lawyer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 07:57

Kaci Hickox says she doesn't have a fever; a preliminary blood test came back negative for Ebola. She reportedly hired a civil rights attorney to work for her release Sunday.

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Brazil Picks New President In A Tight Race Of Stark Contrasts

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 06:19

The race has come down to competing visions for the future of Latin America's largest economy, put forth by leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

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An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Café Has A Big Heart

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 06:08

One night a week, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza out of an empty corner café in Cincinnati, and diners pay what they can. The couple sees their work as God's mission in the community.

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Nicaragua Follows Its Own Path In Dealing With Drug Traffickers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 06:00

Unlike its Central American neighbors, Nicaragua hasn't waged a head-on military battle with the cartels. The country suffers less violence, but critics says it effectively tolerates trafficking.

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EU Stress Test Finds 25 Banks Need To Shore Up Reserves

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 05:21

The total shortfall was measured at €24.6 billion, or around $31.2 billion. Officials say that some banks have already made up the shortfall, which is based on a snapshot of data taken last December.

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U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan, Along With British Force

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 04:23

The coalition base in southern Helmand Province was first established nearly 6 years ago. For Britain, the day brought an end to 13 years of military operations in Afghanistan.

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A Doctor's Diary: Encountering Chaos And Kindness In An Ebola Ward

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 03:03

One patient told infectious disease physician Nahid Bhadelia, "I am nobody." After 12 days in Sierra Leone, caring for the sick, she couldn't disagree more.

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Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 01:20

Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.

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Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 01:20

Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.

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A Family's Lives Changed In An Instant: A New Orleans Reporter's Notebook

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 01:17

"There's no hope. It's like, these little boys are just trigger happy and gun crazy."

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A New Orleans Family's Lives Changed In An Instant

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-26 01:17

A stray bullet took 5-year-old Kyle Romain's sight. His mother fears the violence in her neighborhood will continue: "There's no hope. These little boys are just trigger-happy and gun-crazy."

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Giants Pound Royals 11-4 To Tie World Series

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 20:57

San Francisco roared past Kansas City Saturday to even the series and force the deciding games back to the Royals' hometown.

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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 14:24

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

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