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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:23

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Peña's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.

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Between Ferguson's Police And Population, A Racial Divide

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

Robert Siegel speaks with local political leader Patricia Bynes of Ferguson, Mo., about the clashes between residents and police taking place there since the weekend. Unrest erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police recently in the St. Louis suburb.

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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.

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Once Gateways, Turkey's Border Towns Now Close Doors On Islamic State

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

After a long period of supporting Islamist militants like the Islamic State, Turkish towns along the Syrian border are now cracking down. Souad Mekhennet co-wrote a story in The Washington Post about the formerly friendly attitude and its reversal. She speaks with Robert Siegel.

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Introducing Iraq's New Appointee For Prime Minister

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The era of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears to be coming to an end after eight turbulent years. Haider al-Abadi, the man set to replace him, is not a previously well-known figure. NPR's Alice Fordham has interviewed him, and she tells Melissa Block more about him.

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After 78 Years, A First: Math Prize Celebrates Work Of A Woman

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The International Mathematical Union has announced the four winners of its prestigious Fields Medal. The group includes Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prize in its long history.

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West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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Brazil Mourns, After Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:16

The man running third in the race to be Brazil's next president has died in a plane crash. Eduardo Campos' small plane crashed in bad weather south of Sao Paulo as it was preparing to land.

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More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:46

Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.

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Long Island Soaked By Record-Breaking Rainfall

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:34

Flood warnings are still in effect for other parts of New England after an early-morning downpour jeopardized commuters in New York. One town has been hit with more than a foot of rain.

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On Net Neutrality, California Cares; Texas? Not So Much

Wed, 2014-08-13 11:33

A geographical analysis of comments to the Federal Communications Commission shows wide disparities on the issue of an open Internet.

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:52

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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What Policing Looks Like To A Former Officer

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:44

Ronald Hampton — a black former police officer in Washington, D.C. — analyzes the recent spate of violent police encounters in the context of his experiences on the street.

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'This Is A Congress That's Really Doing Nothing,' Says NYT Reporter

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:32

Congressional reporter Jonathan Weisman gives his take on the 113th Congress, including how House Speaker John Boehner has little sway, and business in the Senate has virtually ground to a halt.

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Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Wed, 2014-08-13 10:14

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.

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In Peru's Blood Festival, It's The Condor Versus The Bull

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:58

The condor is tied to the bull's back and they fight it out in an arena. Many Peruvians say it's an important tradition. Conservationists call it another threat to a giant bird already at risk.

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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:57

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.

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Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer To Washing Still Get Sick

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:36

Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.

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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:23

Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for president as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo. He was 49.

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