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Kabul's Police Chief Steps Down Amid Stepped Up Taliban Attacks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 07:30

The resignation of Gen. Zahir Zahir came after a series of attacks against foreigners in the capital that are attributed to the Taliban.

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Black Friday Sales Down At Stores, Surge Online

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 05:56

More shopping on Thanksgiving Day diluted the Black Friday numbers somewhat, according to a ShopperTrak survey. A separate survey by IBM showed a nearly 10 percent increase in online sales.

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Police In Cairo Disperse Anti-Mubarak Protests

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:58

The protests came after the 86-year-old former strongman saw charges of murder against him overturned by an appeals court.

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Ferguson Largely Peaceful After Officer's Decision To Quit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:24

Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in August but was not indicted by a grand jury last week, has tendered his resignation from the force.

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In Liberia, Ebola Shifts From Cities To Villages

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Liberia has been a death zone for those exposed to the Ebola virus. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Kelly McEvers about what she saw on the ground, and what she will find hard to forget.

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Feelings On Ferguson Reflect Deep Racial Divide

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Perceptions of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, have broken down along racial lines. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate writer Jamelle Bouie about the racial dimensions of the case.

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Black Friday Gun Sales Soar, Straining Background Checks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Gun buyers are taking advantage of killer deals, with sales doubling this weekend. But the FBI's Kimberly Del Greco tells NPR's Rachel Martin that means processing three background checks per second.

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Syrian Refugees Find Little Comfort In Greece

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Many Syrians fleeing war hope to get to northern Europe. An increasingly popular route is across the Mediterranean to Greece. Those who make it safely often face dire conditions when they arrive.

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Workers Brave Militant Attacks To Vaccinate For Polio

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Those who vaccinate children in Pakistan risk their lives. Correspondent Philip Reeves tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the Taliban is gunning down health workers, who are suspected of being spies.

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Why Colleges Adjudicate Their Own Campus Crimes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Colleges are under scrutiny for bungling recent sexual assault cases. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Tovia Smith about why schools, and not police, typically handle these cases.

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Podcasts Rise In Popularity, Funded By Advertisers And Listeners

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

Millions are downloading and listening to podcasts. It's the source of original material and growing ad revenue. Apple's iTunes has 1 billion subscribers, and advertisers are seeing dollar signs.

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Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check After Wrongful Conviction

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:06

They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.

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The History of Campus Sexual Assault

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 04:03

Sixty years of research on campus rape yields scholarly insight into prevention and accountability.

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

When you think of Iraq, you may picture a desert battlefield. But life is not like that everywhere. The southern Shiite heartland of Najaf is full of religious pilgrims and bustling business.

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-30 01:40

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 14:46

Wilson, the Ferguson Police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly four months ago, has resigned, according to his attorney.

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'The Banh Mi Handbook': A Guide To A Viet-French Sandwich

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 12:57

Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.

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Millennials Might Be 'Generation Twin.' Is That A Bad Thing?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-29 12:57

Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.

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