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Ras Baraka Rises To Mantle Of Newark's New Mayor

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:00

In Newark, the New Jersey city held its first mayoral election since Cory Booker left for the U.S. Senate. Ras Baraka won, and Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC explains how the mayor-elect plans to run Newark.

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'The New York Times' Announces Surprise Change Of Management

Wed, 2014-05-14 12:00

The New York Times has announced that Dean Baquet, the paper's managing editor, will replace Jill Abramson as the executive editor. Both Abramson and Baquet were named to their current jobs in 2011.

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Russia's Energy Giant Turns Up The Heat On Ukraine

Wed, 2014-05-14 11:49

Gazprom, the energy company, has dramatically raised the price it charges Ukraine for natural gas. Despite its weak, ailing economy, Ukraine must now pay far more than any other Gazprom client.

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Bill Clinton Says His Wife's Brain Is Just Fine, Thank You

Wed, 2014-05-14 11:16

The former president said Republican strategist Karl Rove's recent remarks about Hillary Clinton's health are "just the beginning" of the attacks that are headed her way.

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Unrest Breaks Out In Vietnam Over Island Dispute With China

Wed, 2014-05-14 11:08

Mobs in Ho Chi Minh City targeted Chinese-owned factories, setting some on fire. Meanwhile, the Philippines says China is building an airstrip on the disputed Spratly Islands.

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'New York Times' Replaces Jill Abramson As Executive Editor

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:48

Dean Baquet, the paper's managing editor, will become The Times' first African-American executive editor. Abramson's departure was reportedly related to "an issue with management in the newsroom."

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Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:15

Small electrical pulses make people feel that they can control their dreams, the hallmark of lucid dreams. But researchers are far away from inducing powers like those seen in the movie Inception.

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Debate: Is Death Final?

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:54

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.

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For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:22

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.

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In A New Twist To A Poignant Tale, Oscar-Winning Director Found Dead

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:32

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.

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Greenwald On NSA Leaks: 'We've Erred On The Side Of Excess Caution'

Wed, 2014-05-14 07:50

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he and his team weighed the public's interest against the potential harm to innocent people when deciding how many of Edward Snowden's leaked documents to make public.

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Kids Hurt After Bounce House Soars High In The Air

Wed, 2014-05-14 07:50

Two children were seriously hurt in upstate New York after the inflatable playhouse they were in was sent high into the air by a strong gust of wind.

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The 2014 Club Sandwich Index

Wed, 2014-05-14 07:12

To some, the traditional doubledecker delicacy is an example of excess. To others, it's pure excellence.

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San Diego County Explains 'Offending Words' In Fire Message

Wed, 2014-05-14 06:50

Fire officials hope they've seen the worst of a fire that has burned 1,550 acres. They also say they'll get to the bottom of a message in an alert stating, "fire in your pants."

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MERS 101: What We Do (And Don't) Know About The Virus

Wed, 2014-05-14 06:39

Scientists are racing to figure out how the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus infects people. After surfacing in 2012, it has spread to the U.S. and other countries. Here's what we know so far.

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Doctors Debate Whether Screening For Domestic Abuse Helps Stop It

Wed, 2014-05-14 05:54

After your doctor asks you whether you smoke, she might also ask if you feel safe with your partner. But an analysis suggests universal screening may not be helping people who have been abused.

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'I'm Happy,' Says Man Whose Case Changed Europe's Rules For Google

Wed, 2014-05-14 04:09

The Spanish man whose court battle against Google brought a win for the "right to be forgotten" says he's pleased — and that Google is even better now.

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Manning Could Move To Civilian Prison For Hormone Therapy

Wed, 2014-05-14 03:44

The Pentagon is working on a prison transfer for convicted WikiLeaks source Pvt. Chelsea Manning, formerly named Bradley, who has said she wants to live as a woman.

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Death Toll Passes 200 In Turkish Coal Mine Explosion

Wed, 2014-05-14 03:13

Officials say hundreds more are still missing. Efforts to rescue any survivors far below the Earth's surface are being complicated by a fire in the mine.

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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

Tue, 2014-05-13 23:47

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.

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