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With Bears On The Streets, Canadian Town Cancels Halloween

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Polar bears have been wandering the streets of Arviat in northern Canada more than usual this season. The town has canceled Halloween in fear of unwelcome trick-or-treaters.

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Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.

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Kenny G Deletes Tweet From His Visit To Hong Kong Protesters

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In Hong Kong, saxophone superstar Kenny G has found himself caught between those two sides: pro-democracy protesters and China's Communist Party.

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Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.

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Tweets In Hong Kong Puts Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a mine field in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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To Get Women To Work In Computer Science, Schools Get Them To Class

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In 1984, the percentage of women studying computer science flattened, and then plunged. Computer science programs are trying to get that number back up.

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Is There Really Such A Thing As A 'Trophy Wife'?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

The idea of a "trophy wife" is common in popular culture: Attractive young women trade beauty for status by "marrying up" and finding wealthy husbands. NPR's Shankar Vedantam questions whether the belief is a real phenomenon.

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In Canada, Investigation Continues After Shooting Near Parliament

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Canadian police have lifted a lockdown in Ottawa, one day after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and then stormed the city's Parliament building. Steve Inskeep gets the latest developments from NPR's Jackie Northam.

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What The New Factory Worker Should Know

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them. Old manufacturing center South Bend, Ind., is one place you can get a glimpse of this change.

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Hong Kong Protests Pull Attention From China's Self-Reflection

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

China's ruling Communist Party is wrapping up a meeting that it claims will advance the rule of law. But leaders are facing an urgent distraction in Hong Kong. The protests there raise difficult questions about China's future political direction at a time when its leaders seem least prepared to answer them.

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Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

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World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker's level of superstardom.

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Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:49am

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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Taylor Swift Sells White Noise In Canada

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:13am

A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.

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Problem With The Product: Mom Protests 'Breaking Bad' Merchandise

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:07am

Toys R Us has given up selling figures based on the show Breaking Bad. A Florida mom protested the making of toys based on the story of a dying teacher who becomes a meth dealer.

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The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City's streak of eight-straight wins.

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College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.

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Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

A couple of nights ago, in the pre-dawn hours, Larry King took his Twitter followers on a personal tour of the inside of his own head. It all started at 1:40 a.m. with a simple declaration.

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