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2-Day Appeal Hearing To Consider Ray Rice's NFL Case

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

An independent arbiter in New York on Wednesday begins hearing Ray Rice's appeal of his lifetime ban from the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to testify, as are other key executives.

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GOP Politicans From Texas Agree: It's A Great State

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

There are few things more satisfying than being a Republican in the great state of Texas. At the Moody Theater in Austin, Republican victors declared, when it comes to Texas, nothing's better.

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Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.

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Republicans Take Control Of U.S. Senate With N.C. Win

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

The GOP picked up the seats needed to retake control of the Senate and then some — with major victories in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. They also added to their margin in the House.

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Charlotte's College Of Faith Lacks A Campus But Not A Football Team

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Normally, colleges create their football teams. But now we have the story of a football coach who created a college. It's an online school called College of Faith in Charlotte, N.C.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Outshine Democratic Opponents

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Thirty-six governors were on the ballot Tuesday. Florida's Rick Scott, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Kansas' Sam Brownback were among the Republicans who won despite stiff challenges by Democrats.

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Republican Candidates Swept; Democrats Wept

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

The GOP won gubernatorial races, gained seats in the U.S. House and won a majority in the Senate. Minority leader Mitch McConnell, who won reelection in Kentucky, is in line to be majority leader.

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With GOP Victories, Voters Send Washington A Message

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:31am

NPR's political team has been analyzing the vote from coast to coast. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving about some of the findings.

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The Supreme Court Takes Up The Case Of The Missing Fish

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:33am

Prosecutors say that when undersized fish disappeared off of captain John Yates' boat, it constituted destruction of evidence. Business and civil liberties groups say the law only applies to papers.

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Taylor Swift, Platinum Party Of One

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:32am

Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, sold 1.287 million copies its first week alone, making it the first album released in 2014 to go platinum. The last musician to go platinum in a week? Taylor Swift.

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Americana: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie And Football?

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:32am

Commentator Frank Deford explains why he thinks football has a better claim on being America's national pastime than baseball.

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'Morning Edition' Celebrates 35 Years With A Trip Down Memory Lane

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:31am

On this day in 1979, Morning Edition broadcast its first show, bringing a new style of storytelling to the early drive-time airwaves. That first show was hosted by Bob Edwards and Barbara Hunter.

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Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:35am

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is in a tight contest with House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican. Turnout for third-party candidate Sean Haugh, a pizza delivery man, could also influence the outcome.

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Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:14am

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.

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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:02am

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

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Pilot Should Have Taken A Cab Instead Of Taxiing To A Bar

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:56am

An Australian man made a brief layover at a bar — he left the propeller running. Police are charging the man with endangering lives and driving without a pilot's license.

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Danish National Chamber Orchestra Weeps During Tango

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:16am

They were not tears of emotion. The musicians had just downed the world's hottest chili peppers. It was a performance taped for YouTube by a Danish performer known for stunts involving peppers.

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'Car Talk' Executive Producer Remembers Tom Magliozzi

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:58am

Tom Magliozzi one half of NPR's Car Talk duo died Monday at age 77 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The show's Executive Producer Doug Berman talks to David Greene about Magliozzi.

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Apple's Siri Helps Autistic Teen With Communication Skills

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:58am

We hear from author Judith Newman, a mother with an autistic son, who wrote in The New York Times about how Siri, the voice from her iPhone, touched her autistic son.

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Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:58am

The African Union has threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso's military if it doesn't return power to a civilian ruler. It took control after the long-time president resigned amid violent protests.

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