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Midterm Results Indicate Shift In Democrat's Voting Coalition

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to demographic specialists about election results. They include: the Pew Research Center's Mark Hugo Lopez, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Abby Kiesa of Tufts University.

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Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:59am

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.

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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:26am

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.

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The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:25am

Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.

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In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:24am

Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.

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New Generation Of Catalonian Separatists Looks To Future, Not Past

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:24am

The call for Catalan independence was long led by those who suffered under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Younger Catalans are now championing the cause.

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America's T. Rex Gets A Makeover

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:23am

Discovered in Montana in 1988, the Wankel T. Rex is prize find — a nearly complete skeleton, now bound for display at the Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C. But first, those old bones need some work.

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Colorado's Newest Senator, Cory Gardner, On His Agenda

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:57am

Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.

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Sen. Klobuchar Assesses Voters' Message

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:34am

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talks to Steve Inskeep about Tuesday's election results, and where Senate Democrats go from here now that Republicans have won control of the body.

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Male Egyptian Bus Driver Told He Is Pregnant

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:36am

The driver was ordered to submit a urine sample. A TV channel says he turned in his wife's urine instead. The upside: his wife's urine sample was clean. The downside: he didn't know she was pregnant.

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Designer Creates A Way For Babies To Snap Selfies

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:27am

A Dutch designer has developed a toy that posts those selfies to social media. The babies just touch the toy hanging above the crib. Many criticize it as creating a social media addiction from birth.

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Rep. Schweikert Weighs In On Republican Victories

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

Republicans have picked up the seats they need to control the U.S. Senate. They even added to their margin in the U.S. House. Steve Inskeep talks to Representative David Schweikert, a Republican from Arizona, about Republican priorities in Congress.

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Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

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

Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.

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After 8 Years, Republicans Win Control Of U.S. Senate

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

The GOP scored major victories in the midterm elections. The wins reshape the political dynamic in Washington and complicate the legislative agenda for President Obama's final two years in office.

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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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