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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Mon, 2014-11-10 04:11

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to 5 and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

Mon, 2014-11-10 02:49

As many as 48 students reportedly died in the attack came during a morning assembly Monday. It's being blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram.

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Will Jeb Bush Run For President? His Brother Says Maybe

Mon, 2014-11-10 02:23

George W. Bush says there's a good chance his brother will run for president in 2016. And he also thinks his family name shouldn't hold Jeb back if he does.

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Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:06

Millions of children aren't going to school because of Ebola. The fear is that some kids will never return to class. For others, the time off means putting their career dreams on hold.

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If Literature's Great Characters Could Text, They'd Charm Your Pantalets Off

Sun, 2014-11-09 23:05

Texts from Jane Eyre imagines a Mr. Rochester who worries over his "attic wife" and a super flirty Scarlett O'Hara: "did you know that pantalets are out this year[?] that's why I'm not wearing any :)"

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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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