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Alan Rusbridger, Editor Of 'Guardian,' To Step Down

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:39

He is best known in the U.S. for shepherding the newspaper through its coverage of Edward Snowden's leaks of classified material. He will become the chair of the trust that runs the Guardian.

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The NFL's Owners Approve New Off-Field Conduct Policy

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 10:31

The changes include a "baseline" suspension of six games without pay for a first violation in domestic abuse and sexual assault cases.

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Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:51

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

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Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:49

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

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S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:36

The double amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Cheaper, Faster Radiation For Breast Cancer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:31

Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.

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Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:11

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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Palestinian Minister Dies In West Bank Protest Against Israel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:55

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Medics say he died from exposure to tear gas. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

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After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 05:58

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

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A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 05:21

The winners of an online competition identified electrical patterns in the brain that often precede a seizure. The victors included a mathematician and an engineer, but no neuroscientists or doctors.

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'Pineapple Express' Forecast To Drench The Parched West Coast

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:33

Some parts of California are expected to receive up to 9 inches of rain. Parts of Washington state may see more than 10 inches. That would be the most rain the region has gotten since 2009.

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