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Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:37

The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.

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A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:00

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:52

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:49

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.

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Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:29

At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.

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Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:28

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.

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Live Blog: Scotland Votes On Its Independence

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:45

The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.

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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:33

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:24

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:44

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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Why Do You Care About Fairness? Ask A Chimp

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:37

Squirrel monkeys, chimps and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.

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New Islamic State Video Purports To Show Kidnapped British Journalist

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:33

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.

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Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:22

A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.

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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:16

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

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San Francisco Politician Goes Public With His Choice To Take Anti-HIV Drug

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:00

City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.

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Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:08

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.

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Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

Thu, 2014-09-18 04:53

The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians.

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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.

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Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.

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Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:38

Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.

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