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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

Sat, 2014-09-20 07:53

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

Sat, 2014-09-20 06:29

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Sat, 2014-09-20 06:16

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

Sat, 2014-09-20 05:44

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.

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Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

Sat, 2014-09-20 05:16

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

Sat, 2014-09-20 04:24

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

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Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:48

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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From 'Yes' To 'No': One Scot's Shift On Independence

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scottish author Ewan Morrison started out campaigning for the "yes" vote in the independence referendum, but ended up in the "no" camp. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about what made him make the jump.

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Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:03

The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

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WATCH: The Boy Who Danced In The Face Of Ebola

Sat, 2014-09-20 02:03

A nugget of joy in the battle against Ebola: A little boy infected with the virus dances his way through treatment — and he's really good.

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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Sat, 2014-09-20 01:12

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Sat, 2014-09-20 01:11

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Sat, 2014-09-20 01:11

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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Turkish Hostages Held By Islamic Militants Are Released

Fri, 2014-09-19 23:02

Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

Fri, 2014-09-19 19:43

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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