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Movement To Repeal Switchblade Bans Sharpens Its Point

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Gun-rights advocates have enjoyed recent victories, and made it easier to buy and carry firearms in many states. A campaign has sprung up to ease restrictions on a different weapon: switchblades.

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Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Data from the Mothers Pension Program, launched at the turn of the 20th century, finds benefits on education, income and longevity. It's the first to document benefits over the span of a century.

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Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Officials are still investigating how 32 teenagers broke out of the state's highest-security juvenile detention center in September. The breakout cast a harsh spotlight on the troubled facility.

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U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

Obama announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that the U.S. and China reached an "understanding" that will lead to expanding goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement.

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Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. and China are easing visa rules for each other's citizens. It's a reciprocal agreement that President Obama says will benefit everyone — from students, to tourists, to businesses.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:36am

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:35am

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:35am

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:33am

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:32am

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:32am

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:30am

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:03am

Download a free sampler of tunes hand-selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from Oil Boom, Damien Rice, Melody's Echo Chamber and Lost Midas.

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Richard Branson Fails To Get Led Zeppelin Back Together

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:48am

The Virgin Atlantic billionaire reportedly offered the group $800 million. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a "Whole Lotta Love" for the idea.

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Richard Branson Fails To Get Led Zeplin Back Together

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:48am

The Virgin Atlantic billionaire reportedly offered the group $800 million. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a "Whole Lotta Love" for the idea.

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Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:40am

A couple in Berryville, Va., removed paint from a stairwell in their house. They found graffiti from the 1860s that Confederate soldiers had drawn of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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Suicide Bomber In School Uniform Targets High School

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:31am

A suicide bomber attacked a secondary school in the violence-torn region of northeast Nigeria. Dozens of students are reported to have been killed.

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Referndum's OutcomeIndicates Catalonia's Desire For Independence

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of breaking away from Spain. But the result won't be recognized — the Spanish government considered the vote illegal.

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Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Last week was tough for President Obama. After elections, Republicans took control of the Senate and added seats to the House. As Congress comes back into session, things might not be much better.

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