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FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:58am

NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans visited the set of FX's cross-border crime drama, discovering the way the show's Spanish-language scenes help reveal new dimensions to the series' Mexican characters.

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:47am

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports so long see you laters.

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'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:46am

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:45am

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:43pm

A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces.

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Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:00pm

Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change?

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Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:58am

The FTC hit several companies for deceptive advertising, after claims that leggings and other items were infused with microcapsules of caffeine. The only thing that gets slimmer is your wallet.

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Suspect's Cologne Gives Him Away To Police K-9 Unit

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:51am

Police near Albany, N.Y., lost an ex-con in a high-speed chase. In the end, vanity — as well as a K-9 unit — was his undoing. It was dark, but a strong scent wafted through the morning air.

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Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:40am

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby boomer parents.

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Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Lawmakers will question Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on how a man was able to jump the White House fence, cross the lawn and get into the White House before being stopped by agents.

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China Sentences Professor Accused Of Separatist Activities

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.

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GOP Candidate In Michigan's U.S. Senate Race Avoids Media

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Michigan has an open seat because Democrat Carl Levin is retiring. GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is running a low-key campaign. Democratic Rep. Gary Peters leads in polls, but the race is close.

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Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

A youth detention center in Nashville is making international headlines because of a series of riots and mass breakouts over the past month. Advocates point to Missouri as an exemplary model. There, the hardest youth are placed in very small residential centers that feel more like summer camp than jail.

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Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.

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China Sentences Professor Accused A Separatist Activities

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.

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Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

The civil disobedience movement has set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular chief executive to meet their demands for democracy. The also want him to step down as leader of Hong Kong.

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Certain English Errors May Decipher Clues To Dying Languages

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Linguists try to understand the nuances of languages, and how they relate to one another. A computer scientist says the English mistakes of non-native speakers can reveal something about languages.

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U.S. Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt After Debt Default

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.

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More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:03am

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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