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Israel's Netanyahu Speaks Out Against Iran's Nuclear Program

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about negotiations between western nations and Iran over Iran's nuclear program.

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U.S. Liberian Communities Face A New Set Of Worries

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Liberians in the Dallas area, like many nationwide, have been joining together as their home country struggles with Ebola. A man in Dallas is the first Ebola case confirmed in the U.S. He recently traveled to Liberia.

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Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Technology companies including PayPal and Apple are competing to convince merchants and consumers to use their swipe-and-go mobile payment systems. The recent massive credit card breaches may speed up the use of so-called digital wallets.

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Charles Blow's Memoir Reveals Incidents Of Sexual Abuse And Violence

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

In a lyrical new memoir, "New York Times" Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow opens up about abuse he has suffered, and inflicted in his life. He tells NPR's Michel Martin why he told his story in "Fire Shut Up in My Bones."(Stations note: This conversation contains mature content and may not be suitable for sensitive ears.)

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Top Spending PAC Aims To Keep The Senate In Democratic Hands

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Senate Majority PAC, a superPAC run by allies of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is the top-spending superPAC in this midterm election season. Its donor list is essentially a compilation of the party's big-donor base.

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Health Officials Trace Travels Of First Ebola Patient In U.S.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Health officials continue to trace the travels of the man diagnosed with the first known case of Ebola in the U.S. Health officials say the man was infected in Liberia but didn't develop Ebola symptoms until about four days after arriving in Dallas. His case is raising concerns about how prepared U.S. airports and airlines are to handle the disease.

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MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

The San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the NL wild-card game. But it didn't come close to Tuesday's drama when Kansas City won the AL wild-card game in an extra-innings classic.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Resigns

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

What's next for the Secret Service now that its leader has resigned following embarrassing security lapses? On Wednesday, Julia Pierson, the director who had been on the job less than 2 years, quit.

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In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Arab countries "no longer view Israel as an enemy, but a potential partner."

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Latest Israeli Construction Encumbers Attempts At Peace Negotiations

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to the Israeli leader about new Jewish housing in East Jerusalem, the recent war in Gaza and other regional issues.

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Democratic Change Is Our Ultimate Goal, Hong Kong Protester Says

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Students are leading the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Among them is Arika Ho, a journalism student at Hong Kong University.

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Protesting Students Press For Hong Kong's Leader To Step Down

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Pro-democracy protesters are threatening to occupy government offices unless Hong Kong's chief executive steps down. For days, thousands of demonstrators have been demanding freer elections.

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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:59am

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.

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David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl,' Avoids Spoilers (Hooray!)

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:24am

The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn's intimate drama from the page to the screen.

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:23am

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:40pm

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:25am

With the Royals and Oakland A's tied in the the 9th, the department tweeted: "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely." The Royals hadn't been in a postseason game since 1985.

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Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:03am

A lawyer visited a jail in Marysville, Wash., intending to see his client. Guards could not find the inmate. That was their first clue that Rhyan Vasquez had escaped. He'd been gone two days.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

The new book Back Channel to Cuba, reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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