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Killing Of Unarmed Black Man By White Officer Sparks Protests In Arizona

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:57

Phoenix Police say a police officer shot the man during a struggle. Police say an officer saw the man reach into his pocket for something. Rumain Brisbon was killed in front of his wife and children.

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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:46

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today there were "discrepancies" in its story.

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Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:15

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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Ex-Chinese Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

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It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

Fri, 2014-12-05 08:27

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

Fri, 2014-12-05 08:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

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The Fine Art Of Deception

Fri, 2014-12-05 07:13

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.

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A Year After Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines Braces For Another Big Hit

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:54

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.

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Obama Taps Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary Nominee

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:30

Carter, a former No. 2 at the Pentagon, would succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If confirmed, he will be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.

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ICC Drops Charges Against Kenya's President

Fri, 2014-12-05 06:10

But the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reserved the right to bring new charges against Uhuru Kenyatta. The Kenyan leader said he was excited and relieved at the decision.

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Economy Adds 321,000 Jobs In November, Unemployment Holds Steady

Fri, 2014-12-05 04:32

The U.S. economy continued chug along at a moderate pace. The number of unemployed Americans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, remained at around 9 million.

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Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars Mission

Fri, 2014-12-05 03:12

The spaceship, which could one day take astronauts to the red planet, is expected to circle the planet twice to test its basic systems. The mission was scrubbed yesterday because of technical issues.

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New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

Fri, 2014-12-05 03:04

The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.

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A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

Thu, 2014-12-04 23:35

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

Thu, 2014-12-04 23:33

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

Thu, 2014-12-04 23:29

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training, but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

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As Ebola Surges In Sierra Leone, Communities Take Control

Thu, 2014-12-04 23:25

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Thu, 2014-12-04 23:24

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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