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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there's been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

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In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.

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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.

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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.

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Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.

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Take A Trip Into A Mine And Surround Yourself With Bats

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

NPR's Christopher Joyce and audio engineer Bill McQuay travel to an abandoned copper mine in search of bats — and their sound.

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Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12am

Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:33am

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Doctor Delivered Baby Who Grew Up To Be His Heart Surgeon

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:23am

Forty-five years ago, a young obstetrician brought a baby boy into the world. Last month that baby — now a heart surgeon — gave the doctor who delivered him new life.

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Court Tells 'Naked Rambler' There Are Other Forms Of Expression

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:18am

Former British Marine Stephen Gough has been arrested more than 30 times for public nudity. He filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights, arguing freedom of expression. It didn't go well.

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Amid Negotiations With Boko Haram In Nigeria, Violence Continues

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Nigeria announced a cease-fire with extremists almost two weeks ago, but the killings, kidnappings and bombings have continued. Nigerians still await the freedom of the schoolgirls abducted in April.

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Lava Spills Onto Private Property In Hawaii, Closing In On Homes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Lava has been flowing toward the small town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island since June and is oozing closer to dozens of homes. Renee Montagne speaks to Hawaii Public Radio's Molly Solomon about the eruption and how prepared residents are.

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Marvel's Next Films To Have More Diverse Leads

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

In addition to two more films in the Avengers series, Marvel has announced its next round of movies until 2019, featuring characters like The Black Panther, Dr. Strange and Captain Marvel.

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Pentagon's Ebola Monitoring Policy For Soldiers Under Review

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno announced that all soldiers going to the Ebola region in West Africa would go through three weeks of monitoring, even though the soldiers will not have had contact with patients. Secretary Chuck Hagel is now reviewing the policy.

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Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama is campaigning only where he can help — not hurt — Democratic candidates. That isn't very many places. But it does include some governor's races, like in Wisconsin.

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World Series Moves To Game 7 After Royals Grab 10-0 Win

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 in Game 6 of the World Series, pushing the battle on to Wednesday for the final game. David Greene gets the news from NPR's Tom Goldman.

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Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Many national figures in the Republican Party have been trying to give GOP candidates a boost in competitive races — and potentially help their own future presidential ambitions. Renee Montagne checks in with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's been keeping tabs on who's out on the trail.

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Tatar Men Disappear In Crimea, And Families Fill With Dread

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

When Russia took over the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea, the government said it would respect the rights of ethnic minorities — like the Sunni Muslim Tatars. But some young Tatar men have gone missing, and the disappearances are causing anxiety in Tatar communities.

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Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.

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Start World Series Games Earlier, Let Us Sleep

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.

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