National News

Thousands Flee As Typhoon Menaces The Philippines

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.

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Broadway Musicals Return To Havana

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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NOLA Police: Body Cameras Provide Important Evidence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Police officers in New Orleans started wearing cameras this spring. Independent police monitor Susan Hutson tells NPR's Scott Simon about how the NOPD's camera implementation is going.

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 02:47

The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 02:47

The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."

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American Hostage In Yeman Killed In Failed Rescue Attempt

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 01:19

An American journalist held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

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Half A Million Flee To Shelters As Super Typhoon Nears Philippines

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 20:26

Typhoon Hagupit is projected to slam the archipelago early today, hitting an area still recovering from a November 2013 typhoon that killed 7,300. This storm could drop 2 feet of rain in some areas.

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Weekly Wrap: Gentrification and and the jobs report

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:00

Joining Kai to talk about the week's news is Fortune's Leigh Gallagher and Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville. First up, we widen the scope of our "York & Fig" series to look at gentrification on a national scale. Then: we look at Friday's "unambiguously good" jobs report.

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