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Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant Which Lacks Customers?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month as much as 30 percent. That's because residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.

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Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on two living children of Civil War veterans.

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Four Years Living In A War Zone, Syrians Struggle To Get By

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Syrian filmmaker Saeed Albatal, which is a pseudonym he uses because he lives in a war zone. He paints a picture of what daily life is like.

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France Shocked That Frenchman Is Knife-Wielding ISIS Militant

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

French officials have confirmed that at least one Frenchman appears in a video that shows the beheaded bodies of an American aid worker and 18 Syrian soldiers. The discovery has heightened fears over the increasing number of young Europeans going to Syria to fight with extremists.

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A Syrian's Struggle To Get By

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

We rarely hear from the Syrian civilians trapped by the country's civil war. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks to a Syrian filmmaker and photographer who describes life in a rebel enclave outside Damascus.

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Native Americans Urged To Sign Up For Private Insurance

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

The second round of buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has started. Health officials say Native Americans may have much to gain by buying insurance there.

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Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:34am

Kurdish businessman Shihab Shihab decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-feet version of the U.S. presidential residence in Erbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:33am

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:32am

Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.

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Guarding The Ebola Border

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:30am

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.

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Who Started A Chain Of Ebola Infections In A Village In Sierra Leone?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:53pm

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

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Hunter Misses Deer, Hits Desk

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:32am

Jay Campbell was hunting in upstate New York. On the first day of the season, he fired on a deer, broke a window instead and the bullet lodge in a desk. He faces criminal mischief charges.

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Same Suit, Different Day For Australia TV Host

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 6:22am

Karl Stefanovic, the co-host of Australia's Today Show, revealed that he's been wearing the same suit on TV every day for a year, and no one noticed.

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StoryCorps Founder David Isay Wins 2015 TED Prize

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:55am

Each year TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, awards the prize to one exceptional individual. Since Isay launched StoryCorps in 2003, nearly 100,000 Americans have participated.

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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:15am

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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Race Card Project: With Dreadlocks, Come Assumptions

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

NPR's Michele Norris continues her conversation with Marc Quarles for "The Race Card Project." Quarles six words are: With Kids, I'm Dad; Alone: Thug.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

A look at the week ahead in politics, including possible action by President Obama on immigration and a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. With Cokie Roberts, NPR congressional reporter Ailsa Chang and Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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American Kassig Is 5th Westerner ISIS Claims To Have Beheaded

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, an ex-Army Ranger. He was captured by militants of the so-called Islamic State while delivering medical supplies in Syria.

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