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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:24

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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Renewed Protests Over Garner Case In New York, Beyond

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:00

The demonstrations come as the U.S. Justice Department investigates the recent police killings of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island, N.Y.

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DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:54

The Nobel Prize that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner. Watson has said he'll donate much of the $4.75 million sales price to educational institutions.

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A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:46

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

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Court Rules Chimps Don't Have Same Rights As People

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:04

The New York Supreme Court's appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y., to a sanctuary.

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Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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