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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:04

New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers..

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Combining The DNA Of Three People Raises Ethical Questions

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:03

Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.

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Whether Green With Envy Or Tickled Pink: We Live In A Color-Coded World

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:02

Red means stop; green means go. You live in a red state or a blue state. Elizabeth Blair kicks off NPR's color series with a look at the way color organizes our lives — in ways we don't even realize.

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Low Gas Prices Haven't Slowed Domestic Drilling — Yet

Sun, 2014-11-09 12:53

With gas prices plunging below $3 a gallon, motorists have plenty to celebrate. But people in oil-producing states, where low prices mean fewer jobs and less government revenue, are starting to worry.

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Friend's Visit To Veteran's Normandy Grave Gives Family Closure

Sun, 2014-11-09 12:53

Eugene Vigosky is one of thousands of Americans killed in World War II buried at the American Cemetery in Normandy. Reporter Tim Lambert, a friend of the Vigoskys, visited the grave site.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Reaches Labor Deal With Musicians

Sun, 2014-11-09 11:32

The Grammy award-winning ensemble will open the first concert of its 70th anniversary season with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the "Ode to Joy."

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Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Hold ISIS At Bay

Sun, 2014-11-09 08:24

With Iraq's military in tatters and U.S. forces gone, the Kurdish peshmerga is the only viable force to stave off ISIS in Iraq. With little support from Baghdad, discontent grows among the fighters.

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Ill-Equipped And Underpaid, Kurdish Fighters Hold ISIS At Bay

Sun, 2014-11-09 08:24

With Iraq's military in tatters and U.S. forces gone, the Kurdish peshmerga is the only viable force to stave off ISIS in Iraq. With little support from Baghdad, discontent grows among the fighters.

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Maine Nurse To Move Out Of State Following Ebola Quarantine Row

Sun, 2014-11-09 07:09

Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined after arriving home from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, plans to leave this week with her boyfriend but hasn't said where they will go.

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Despite Truce, Heavy Shelling Resumes In Donetsk

Sun, 2014-11-09 05:55

In the fiercest fighting in weeks, pro-Russian separatists appear to have renewed a push to seize the city's airport.

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Binding Or Not, Catalans Express Themselves In Referendum Vote

Sun, 2014-11-09 05:27

People in the wealthy northeastern region of Spain, many of whom harbor ambitions of independence, cast ballots in a symbolic statement.

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Germany's Merkel: Fall Of Berlin Wall Shows Dreams Come True

Sun, 2014-11-09 04:42

The chancellor, marking the 25th anniversary of the event, said the destruction of the Wall showed that "nothing has to stay as it is."

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Defiant Catalans Push Forward With Independence Vote

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:45

Separatists in Catalonia are going ahead with an unofficial referendum on independence from Spain. They go to the polls today despite a high court order forbidding the vote.

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Richardson: Release Shows N. Korea Is Ready For Dialogue

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:45

Two Americans jailed in North Korea have arrived home. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Bill Richardson, who has previously negotiated hostage releases with Pyongyang.

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Consultant On Homelessness: Cities Enable The Poor

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:45

In many cities it is now illegal to feed the homeless. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Robert Marbut, the man behind the push to make handing out food a crime, who favors getting people into programs.

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Hand-Pumped Anesthesia Could Help With Surgeries In The Dark

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:45

Across Africa, hospitals are struggling to provide surgery. Doctors, nurses, and even basics like electricity are in short supply. Now Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a creative solution.

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The Case For U.S. Combat Troops In Iraq

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:45

Airstrikes against ISIS have had some success. But James Jeffrey, Obama's former ambassador to Iraq, says Americans on the ground are necessary to win the war.

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In Brazil, Race Is A Matter Of Life And Violent Death

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:45

In 2012, 56,337 people were murdered in Brazil. But that figure hides a color-coded truth: Homicide rates are actually way down — if you're white. If you're black? Murder rates are up 40 percent.

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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

Sun, 2014-11-09 03:03

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."

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New MLB Rule Cuts Home Plate Crashes, But Not Catcher Concussions

Sun, 2014-11-09 01:38

Major League Baseball is reviewing its controversial Rule 7.13, which bans most home plate collisions. Catchers actually face a bigger head-injury risk that the rule can't prevent.

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