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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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Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:08

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.

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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

Fri, 2014-09-19 14:03

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:48

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.

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WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:29

Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand-new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.

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Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:27

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:08

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:15

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?

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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:15

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.

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To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:40

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

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