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9 Lives And Counting: Hello Kitty Turns 40

Sun, 2014-10-19 01:32

In the time since the first simple coin purse was sold in Japan back in 1974, Hello Kitty has become a multi-billion dollar empire. A retrospective in Los Angeles celebrates the beloved cartoon cat.

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Saudi Cleric's Death Sentence Focuses Shia Anger On Ruling Family

Sat, 2014-10-18 12:49

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.

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Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced Members

Sat, 2014-10-18 10:32

Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.

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Mars Probes Give Scientists Box Seats For Rare Comet Flyby

Sat, 2014-10-18 08:14

A "mountain-sized" comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close - but not too close — to the action.

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America's Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Spirit

Sat, 2014-10-18 07:11

You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling — making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.

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Hong Kong Activists Clash With Police, Retake Protest Site

Sat, 2014-10-18 06:37

Pro-democracy protesters have replaced barricades in the congested Mong Kong district of the city hours after authorities dismantled the obstacles.

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Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda; Ana To Skirt Past Hawaii

Sat, 2014-10-18 05:31

In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.

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Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

Sat, 2014-10-18 04:01

With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.

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Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.

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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.

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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.

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Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.

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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.

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Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.

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Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

Sat, 2014-10-18 03:43

Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.

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Supreme Court Allows Texas To Use Voter ID Law In November

Sat, 2014-10-18 02:15

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce photo identification in order to cast ballots.

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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Sat, 2014-10-18 01:44

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.

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The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

Sat, 2014-10-18 01:42

They beat the deadly virus. But transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.

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