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Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Gay-Marriage Appeals

Mon, 2014-10-06 07:37

On Monday, on the first day of its new term, the court stunned the legal world, refusing to take any of the appeals pending on lower court rulings allowing gay marriage.

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Neves Will Face Incumbent Rousseff In Brazil's Runoff Election

Sun, 2014-10-05 15:01

In Sunday's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff and right-of-center candidate Aecio Neves came out on top. Marina Silva, the environmentalist Socialist candidate, trailed far behind.

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'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

Sun, 2014-10-05 13:05

Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.

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WATCH: Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With 'Requiem For Mike Brown'

Sun, 2014-10-05 11:33

"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.

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Occupy Central: Faces From Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

Sun, 2014-10-05 10:04

On what could be a fateful day for the eight-day old civil disobedience movement, NPR's Anthony Kuhn brings us some of the sights.

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Gabby Giffords' SuperPAC Fights For Her Old House Seat

Sun, 2014-10-05 08:59

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.

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Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

Sun, 2014-10-05 08:17

Health officials are looking to those who have recovered from Ebola to treat new cases. The World Health Organization hopes to find antibodies in the blood of people who have fought off the virus.

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UPDATED: Authorities In Dallas Find Man Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Sun, 2014-10-05 08:06

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said they want to provide the man with a "compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need."

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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Sun, 2014-10-05 06:29

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

Sun, 2014-10-05 06:27

Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.

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Mass Graves Found In Mexico, Near Place Where 43 Students Went Missing

Sun, 2014-10-05 05:35

The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.

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After Quiet Night Of Protests, Hong Kong's Government Offices Reopen

Sun, 2014-10-05 04:06

The government had warned that it wanted streets opened by Monday, but police didn't confront most occupiers. The protesters made room for commuters to enter government offices and return to work.

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The World's Largest Cave Chamber Rises 1,000 Feet

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.

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Monument Honors Vets Left With Scars, Physical Or Mental

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opens Sunday not far from the U.S. Capitol building. The granite and glass monument honors all those permanently wounded in war.

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For Now, Court Stays Mum On Gay Marriage Cases

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

A new Supreme Court term starts Monday. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg about what to expect from the court this year.

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How To Measure A Crowd, Without The Political Numbers

Sun, 2014-10-05 03:57

The Number of the Week is: 80,000. That's how many are protesting in Hong Kong, according to organizers. But data journalist Mona Chalabi says estimating crowd size isn't an exact science.

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