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Ukraine Separatists Claim Victory In Defiant Election

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

Separatists in eastern Ukraine held their own elections on Sunday. The government in Kiev calls it "an illegal farce," saying pro-Moscow militants control the process.

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Colorado Voters Cite Immigration As A Hot Button Issue

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

Colorado is the scene of a close Senate race — one of several that may decide control of the chamber. That's why NPR's Steve Inskeep traveled to the flatlands around Denver to knock on voters' doors.

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Iowa Senate Candidates Get In Last-Minute Campaigning

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

Over the weekend in Iowa, candidates in one of the nation's hardest fought U.S. Senate races crisscrossed the state. Some big names joined in, urging their supporters to get to the polls on Tuesday.

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New Clock May End Time As We Know It

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

Scientists working to create the perfect atomic clock have a fundamental problem: Right now, on the ceiling, time is passing just a bit faster than it is on the floor.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Has More Than Most Riding On Midterm Elections

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:04am

If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity has been sagging.

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Obama's Low Approval Rating Casts Shadow Over Democratic Races

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:31am

President Obama rallied supporters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The last-minute swing was unusual for a president who's kept a relatively low profile on the campaign trail this year.

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Terminally Ill Player Scores First Basket Of NCAA Season

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:27am

College freshman Lauren Hill has a rare form of brain cancer. One of her dying wishes was to play college basketball, and the NCAA allowed a game to be moved up by two weeks so she could.

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'After' Fifty Shades, Could This Be The Next Big Online Hit?

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:26am

After is an epic, erotic fan fiction loosely based on the British boy band One Direction. It's being republished by Simon & Schuster, which is hoping the story's online fans will buy it in book form.

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Brain Training May Help Calm The Storms Of Schizophrenia

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:23am

Drugs can tamp down the hallucinations and delusions associated with schizophrenia, but at a cost. A newer approach to treatment aims to teach people to tune out the distractions instead.

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Supreme Court To Consider Case On Passports Of Jerusalem-Born Citizens

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:21am

For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that combines Middle East policy with the dueling foreign policy roles of the president and Congress.

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Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:22am

Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie

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Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:19am

A study of genes of people from different nations found British people have a short form of the gene controlling serotonin. The British are more disposed to grumpiness than the Danes or the Dutch.

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For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the "nocturnal underbelly" of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.

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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

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Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.

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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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