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Remains Of 1 Of 43 Missing Mexican Students Identified

Sat, 2014-12-06 15:15

In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.

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Is That $1 or $5? Ask This Money Reader For The Blind

Sat, 2014-12-06 13:02

The iBill, a new currency reader being offered by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, aims to change how the blind identify different kinds of bills.

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DOJ To Issue New Federal Rules On Profiling

Sat, 2014-12-06 10:12

The Justice Department's new rules would prohibit some agents from using factors such as religion to profile, but the rules-change doesn't apply at airports or along the border.

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LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Sat, 2014-12-06 08:22

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

Sat, 2014-12-06 07:38

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.

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American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt In Yemen

Sat, 2014-12-06 07:27

American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.

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Tech Week: Online Threats, N. Korean Threats And RIP Clip Art

Sat, 2014-12-06 06:08

In this week's roundup of tech headlines, Microsoft bids adieu to the clip art we came to love and the High Court considers how to handle online threats.

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Key Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Pakistani Raid

Sat, 2014-12-06 05:53

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.

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Hagel: 10,800 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After Dec. 31

Sat, 2014-12-06 04:35

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.

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Q&A: J is for Jihad

Sat, 2014-12-06 04:03

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.

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NASA's Orion Capsule Looks And Acts Like Apollo

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

With the launch of a new NASA spacecraft and a probe nearing Pluto, it's been a busy week in space. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells NPR's Scott Simon what's going on up there.

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In Whiter, Conservative Simi Valley, Little Sympathy For Brown

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Southern California has had its own issues between police and communities of color. Many in the Simi Valley, near LA, are watching this week's news closely. It's home to many in law enforcement.

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Recalling Rodney King Protests, LA Neighborhood Uneasy

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Many in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles are watching the news out of Ferguson and New York closely. The neighborhood saw protests and riots after the Rodney King verdict 20 years ago.

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Rolling Stone Says Trust In Rape Accuser 'Was Misplaced'

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Were you taught in school that it should be "10 items or fewer," which would make "10 items or less" a glaring grammatical error? Or are you in the "or less" crowd? It's a divisive topic.

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Pro Athletes Show Support For Ferguson Protesters

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

After a rough start, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning. ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that off the court, James has been outspoken on political issues.

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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.

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Thousands Flee As Typhoon Menaces The Philippines

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.

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Broadway Musicals Return To Havana

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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