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Beijing Hosts Race Debut Of All-Electric Cars

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.

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Can Looking At Food Photos Make You Feel Full?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

We know that eating food fills us up. But research indicates looking at photos of food might have the same effect.

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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.

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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?

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Undecided Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Attends Iowa Steak Fry

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

For 37 years, Democratic activists have flocked to a field in rural Iowa for the annual steak fry hosted by Senator Tom Harkin. Special guests this year were Bill and Hillary Clinton. She is not yet a candidate for president, but the steak fry felt a lot like like a campaign event — even without an official candidate. It was Clinton's first time in the state since her loss in the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama.

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Sierre Leone To Send Volunteers Out On Ebola Campaign

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Officials are planning a three-day nationwide lockdown to help combat the outbreak. Audie Cornish talks to journalist Umaru Fofana about the volunteers the government wants to send door to door.

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Shelling In Donetsk Tests Ukraine Cease-Fire

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

The precarious cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is in danger of collapse, after repeated violations by both sides in the region. On Sunday, shelling near the airport spread to residential neighborhoods.

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Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:49am

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.

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Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:05am

They discovered signs of a water nymph that lived 19 million years ago. It's called Jaggermeryx naida because in imagining this creature, they were reminded of Jagger by its "mobile and tactile lips."

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Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:56am

The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.

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Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfiend's Death

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:39am

A judge in South Africa has found the double-amputee athlete guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

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Turkey, Iran Wary Of U.S. Terms For Fight Against Islamic State

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday stops in Turkey, an important but reluctant ally in the fight against the self-described Islamic State. Both Turkey and Iran have much at stake as the Sunni militants battle for territory close to their respective borders. But each country has its own reasons to be distrustful.

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Gaza Home For Disabled Adults Wants Israeli Airstrike Probed

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

Israel has announced criminal investigations into five incidents during the war in Gaza. A home for disabled adults struck in mid-July is still on the list of possible investigations.

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CIA Ups Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

The CIA has increased its estimate for the number of fighters who have joined the militant group Islamic State. Steve Inskeep reports.

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Far From The Battlefield, U.S. Troops Will Assist Iraqi Forces

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama will send 475 additional troops to Iraq to train, assist and advise Iraqi forces on the fight against militants in the Islamic State. But as President Obama said, they will not be involved in combat. We examine whether the troop numbers will be enough to help in the U.S.-led campaign to defeat ISIS.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Survey: Companies Hold Back On Hiring Full-Time Workers

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his new survey on American competitiveness. He found that many business leaders believe their companies would prefer to use part-time workers or robots than hire full-time workers, and few expect their companies to give employees raises any time soon.

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Additional EU Sanctions Target Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

New European Union sanctions against Russia went into effect on Friday in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Citizens Venture Out In Donetsk

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is beginning to come back to life. People are coming out of hiding and buses are back on the streets.

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Yahoo Threatened With Huge Fines If It Didn't Release User Data

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

On Thursday, a court unsealed some 15,000 pages of documents in which Yahoo and the government battled it out. The government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day for not complying.

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