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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:33

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:24

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:44

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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Why Do You Care About Fairness? Ask A Chimp

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:37

Squirrel monkeys, chimps and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.

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New Islamic State Video Purports To Show Kidnapped British Journalist

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:33

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.

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Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:22

A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.

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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:16

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

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San Francisco Politician Goes Public With His Choice To Take Anti-HIV Drug

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:00

City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.

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Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:08

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.

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Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

Thu, 2014-09-18 04:53

The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians.

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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.

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Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.

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Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

Thu, 2014-09-18 03:38

Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.

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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

Thu, 2014-09-18 01:29

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.

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Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dared To Dream

Thu, 2014-09-18 01:29

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.

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Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

Thu, 2014-09-18 01:06

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging Americans to register is pretty provocative.

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From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

Thu, 2014-09-18 01:06

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.

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Islamic State Planned Killing In Australia, PM Says After Raids

Wed, 2014-09-17 18:53

Fifteen people were arrested across Sydney in the counterterrorism operation, which one official said was the largest in the country's history.

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Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:39

The Carolina Panthers placed Greg Hardy on the list over a long-running case and the Cardinals did the same after Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

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Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:45

The mayor, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, dropped out of the mayoral race last week. Ford's doctor said he was "optimistic."

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