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Wes Craven, Master Horror Movie Director, Dies At 76

Sun, 2015-08-30 19:12

The legendary director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream has died. His films, which often mixed slasher gore with wry humor, helped reinvent the horror genre.

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Obama Renaming Continent's Highest Peak From Mt. McKinley To Denali

Sun, 2015-08-30 15:10

Efforts to change the mountain's name back to Denali date back to 1975. The White House says changing the name back "recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives."

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

Sun, 2015-08-30 12:21

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

Sun, 2015-08-30 11:37

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.

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As Democrats Grow Nervous, Clinton Tries To Appeal To Party Leaders

Sun, 2015-08-30 11:14

Hillary Clinton tried to rally important Democratic delegates to her side at the party's summer meeting in Minneapolis. But, as she looks increasingly vulnerable, rivals are pressing their own cases.

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Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down At University of Texas

Sun, 2015-08-30 10:12

The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week.

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Obama Plays Defense On Climate Change Ahead Of Alaska Trip

Sun, 2015-08-30 09:22

President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change.

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Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital

Sun, 2015-08-30 07:35

The three Syrian children, aged five and six, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday.

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Oliver Sacks Was A Boundless Explorer Of The Human Brain

Sun, 2015-08-30 06:45

Oliver Sacks, the acclaimed British-American neurologist and author, has died of cancer at the age of 82.

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Motive Still Sought In Fatal Shooting Of Texas Sheriff's Deputy

Sun, 2015-08-30 05:38

Authorities have charged 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles in the "execution-style" murder of Deputy Darren Goforth, but investigators have yet to make public any motive for the killing.

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Sanders Gaining On Clinton. '2008 All Over Again'?

Sun, 2015-08-30 05:30

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the energy, the enthusiasm and now showing strength in the poll numbers as the Democratic nomination contest looks more and more like a race every day.

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Rio's Favela's Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

Sun, 2015-08-30 05:15

Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:53

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

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Not All Irish Are Enjoying The Nation's Economic Recovery

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Now that Ireland has turned its economy around, some politicians point to its success as a model of the policy of economic austerity. But that's not how it feels to many people living there.

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NASA Scientists Simulate A Year On Mars — On Hawaii

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

NPR's Rachel Martin reports on a year-long NASA mission to Hawaii.

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As Alaska's Climate Warms, Seabird Population Shrinks

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Alaska's seabirds are suffering a steep decline in population. There's evidence linking this to climate change, a problem President Obama will address Monday when he visits the state.

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Spanish And Arabic Mixes In Accused Terrorist's Home Town

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.

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Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS.

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Germans Impatient With Angela Merkel's Migrant Response

Sun, 2015-08-30 04:02

Germany is the number one destination for the thousands of migrants reaching Europe's shores. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a German perspective from Der Spiegel editor Maximilian Popp.

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