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Rabbi From Kansas City Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

An attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday, left five dead, and many others wounded. Assailants, armed with guns, knives, and axes, attacked during morning prayers. Three U.S. citizens were among those killed, including Kansas City native Rabbi Kalman Levine.

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Historic Snow Storm Buries Buffalo, N.Y.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Residents opened their doors to find walls of snow. Since it's only November, those die-hard souls should probably brace for more bad weather.

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'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Raises Hackles As Well As Dollars

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

The newest version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" raised a $1 million within a few minutes of its release on Tuesday. Critics say the song still sends the wrong message about Africa.

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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.

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1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.

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German Town Uses Neo-Nazi March For Its Benefit

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:48am

Since residents couldn't stop the annual march, officials had it sponsored. For every mile the Nazis marched, companies donated to a support group for neo-Nazis who want out.

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'Orange County Register' Reporters Deliver The News

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:29am

The century old daily has asked for volunteers in the newsroom after a cost-cutting change in distributors. The job description for reporters, in addition to reporting, distribute up to 600 papers.

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Hong Kong Authorities Clear Area In Protest Zone

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

Ppolice carried out a court order and peacefully cleared a small section of democracy protesters in downtown. But the bulk of the protest camp remains. The city's protests are nearly 2 months old.

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Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

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

One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?

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Sierra Leone Colleagues Mourn Dr. Salia Who Succumb To Ebola

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

Dr. Martin Salia died at Nebraska Medical Center after being evacuated from Sierra Leone, where he worked as a surgeon in several hospitals. Mourners gathered at 1 of the hospitals where he worked.

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Interracial Couple Concerned How Their Children Will Be Accepte

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

NPR's Michele Norris concludes her conversation with Marc Quarles of Pacific Grove, California. His six words submission to The Race Card Project: "With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone: Thug."

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Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

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

Americans eat only about half of the meat produced by farm animals. But instead of wasting pounds of uneaten meat, meatpackers re-use the rest to produce everything from pet food to lubricants to pharmaceuticals — in a process known as rendering. As part of our series on food waste, we visit a slaughterhouse and rendering facility to examine what some call the original recycling industry.

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Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Encourages Chinese To Stop Buying Ivory

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

Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. His goal is to convince people in his native China not to buy ivory. Yao stars in the upcoming documentary "Saving Africa's Giants With Yao Ming."

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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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