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Experts Parse U.S., China Commitments To Flight Climate Change

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

China has for the first time announced a limit to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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China Stock Market To Open To Foreign Investors

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice-a-versa. It's a small move with big implications.

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Strategies Help Calif. Ranchers, Farmers Weather Drought

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

California likely produces more than half of all fresh food we eat in the U.S. Three years of severe drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to rethink just about everything about their businesses.

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Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:32am

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:29am

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:27am

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26am

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:02pm

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Hotel Breaks Simultaneous Breakfast-In-Bed Record

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:43am

A Shanghai hotel moved dozens of beds into a giant room, and served croissants and noodles to 388 people. That broke the previous record of 288.

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Led Zeppelin Reunion Story Was Apparently False

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:36am

Earlier this week, we reported on a story that suggested Led Zeppelin had been offered a lot of money to reunite, but it appears there have been no offers for a band reunion.

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Swiss Health Officials Try New Ways To Combat Ebola

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:12am

Health officials in Switzerland say they're planning to test some experimental Ebola therapies in West Africa next month. The tests will take place at Ebola clinics set up by Doctors Without Borders.

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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

An NPR investigation into the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the mine owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.

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12 Women Die, Dozens Hospitalized After Sterilization Procedures In India

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

Since the 1960s, sterilization has been a prevalent method of contraception for women in India. Thirty-seven percent of married women have undergone the procedure, according to recent U.N. estimates. Renee Montagne talks to Annie Gowen, India correspondent for "The Washington Post," about the recent botched sterilizations in a hospital in central India, and to what extent government policies are to blame for the mishandled surgeries.

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Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

The lame-duck session of Congress got underway on Wednesday as new members of the 114th Congress were arriving on Capitol Hill for orientation. The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.

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Russians Bombers To Patrol From Arctic Ocean To Gulf Of Mexico

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

Russia's defense minister has announced that long-range strategic bombers will go on patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. David Greene reports.

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Carol Ann Susi 'Big Bang Theory' Actress Dies At 62

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

Carol Ann Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mother Debbie on the "Big Bang Theory." While her character was unseen on camera, there was no mistaking her voice when she yelled, "Howard." David Greene and Renee Montagne report.

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Egyptian Decree Permits Prisoners To Be Tried In Home Countries

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

Egypt's president has issued a decree that could clear the way for two Al Jazeera journalists to be released to their home countries.

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Critic Says Myanmar Still Lacks Free Speech

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

In Myanmar, a journalist opposed to the country's military government was recently shot dead while in army custody. Renee Montagne talks to Ma Thida, a writer, poet and longtime aid to democracy leader Aung San Suii Kyi. Thida is in the U.S. working with the writer's organization PEN to set up a branch in Myanmar.

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