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Newly Released 'Fast And Furious' Documents Include A Slam On Issa

Tue, 2014-11-04 20:43

Several details already have become the center of conversations, including one email in which outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and his "idiot cronies."

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Governors' Races: Scott Beats Crist; Quinn Loses In Illinois

Tue, 2014-11-04 18:38

In Illinois, Republican Bruce Rauner is projected to beat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. And in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.

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Marijuana Votes: Oregon And D.C. Legalize; Florida Says No To Medical

Tue, 2014-11-04 17:16

Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure fell short of the 60 percent approval required. Oregon voters approved Measure 91, allowing legalization. Alaska also has a legalization ballot measure.

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Fight For The Senate: Republicans Take Control, Adding 7 Seats

Tue, 2014-11-04 17:00

The Republicans will control both chambers of Congress next year. And in Virginia, a race between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie is coming down to the wire.

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Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

Tue, 2014-11-04 16:07

We track all the incumbent candidates who lost the midterm election

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How To Follow NPR's Coverage Of Tonight's Midterm Elections

Tue, 2014-11-04 15:40

Here's a guide to keeping up to date on the night's events, on NPR and its member stations.

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2015 Emoji Update Will Include More Diverse Skin-Tones

Tue, 2014-11-04 15:00

The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.

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Federal Judge Overturns Kansas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Tue, 2014-11-04 14:30

Today's injunction takes effect in one week, depending on whether the state appeals. The judge in the case said the state's ban on marriage between people of the same sex violates the 14th Amendment.

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It's Still Too Early For Tanking Oil Prices To Curb U.S. Drilling

Tue, 2014-11-04 14:00

The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.

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What Makes Kenya's Marathon Runners The World's Best?

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:57

Kenyan distance runners won both the men's and women's divisions of Sunday's New York City Marathon. A Harvard evolutionary biologist suggests some possible reasons why.

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We Are Not Slaughterers: An Iraqi Village Rejects Islamic Militants

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:57

A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.

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GOP Takes Control Of Senate With Wins in N.C., Iowa, Ark., Colo.

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:48

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday's midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.

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Why Farmers Aren't Cheering This Year's Monster Harvest

Tue, 2014-11-04 13:11

Farmers will haul in a record-breaking harvest of soybeans and corn this year, but they could be victims of their own success: Prices for these crops, falling for months, are at five-year lows.

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Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who's Sick

Tue, 2014-11-04 12:59

With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention.

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Massachusetts Food Waste Ban Gains Broad Acceptance

Tue, 2014-11-04 12:48

Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But many institutions had already begun composting waste or turning it into energy.

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New Attorney General Not Likely Until 2015

Mon, 2014-11-03 15:39

Though a short list of candidates to replace current Attorney General Eric Holder is circulating, a nomination and confirmation is increasingly unlikely until after an expected shift in Congress.

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Invasive Bug Prompts Quarantine In Pennsylvania Townships

Mon, 2014-11-03 15:37

The spotted lanternfly has officially arrived in the U.S., and leaders in Pennsylvania are hoping it won't be staying long.

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Supreme Court Case Tests Status Of Jerusalem

Mon, 2014-11-03 12:59

Can U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem list Israel as their place of birth on their passports? A 12-year-old boy is contesting the U.S. position that no one has sovereignty over the city.

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Armor For Batteries Could Protect Hungry Kids From Harm

Mon, 2014-11-03 12:20

Thousands of children swallow tiny batteries used in watches, calculators and toys each year. A team from MIT and Harvard is working on a pressure-sensitive insulating shield to prevent damage.

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It Turns Out That Fighting Polio Is Good Training To Fight Ebola

Mon, 2014-11-03 11:20

Nigeria knows how to beat back polio. And that's helped in the battle against Ebola. But other West African countries are struggling to beat the deadly virus — and neglecting anti-polio efforts.

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