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Sounds From The First Day Of School

Tue, 2014-09-02 13:11

Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.

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North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

Tue, 2014-09-02 13:09

Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.

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State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:50

In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.

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New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:43

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.

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Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:35

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:10

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this case, the doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.

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Detroit's Fiscal Future Rests With A Federal Judge

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:08

Detroit's future comes down to this: a federal trial over the city's plan to emerge from largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the U.S. As Detroit Public Radio's Quinn Klinefelter reports, city officials argue the plan is the best way to propel Detroit into prosperity — but some major creditors aren't pleased with it.

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Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New 'Rapid Reaction Force'

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:08

In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

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Changes At The 'Post' Mark A Break From Paper's Storied Past

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:08

Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos, owner of The Washington Post, has announced he's replacing the paper's current publisher with Frederick Ryan, one of the founders of Politico.

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Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:08

The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.

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For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:08

Men's rights movement leaders say they're pushing back against the excesses of feminism and highlighting the problems of men and boys. Critics argue that misogyny is lurking just below the surface.

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When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:43

Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.

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Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:29

The Islamist militant group had threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued to conduct airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff's mother released a video last week pleading for the release of her son.

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Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:06

Publication of private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities raises new questions about storing personal data online. Apple says its systems weren't breached.

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Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated

Tue, 2014-09-02 08:10

Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras. But cameras don't solve everything. Sometimes, they can create more disputes.

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Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:41

Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.

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Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:03

The quote was published by an Italian daily, which reported Russian President Vladimir Putin said it during a phone call with European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

Tue, 2014-09-02 05:47

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:56

Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.

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32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:42

By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center's perimeter fence.

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