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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:57am

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.

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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:05am

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.

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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:04am

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of Communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.

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'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Churches

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:03am

Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church, spreads the word on Facebook and come Sunday, it's buzzing with the energy it once had.

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Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:02am

After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.

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Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:21am

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.

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Man With A Gun Robs Man With A Gun

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:38am

An man in Oregon had a pistol and was openly carrying it which the state permits. The suspect, who had a more powerful gun, approached the man with the pistol and demanded he give him the weapon.

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Boxer Refuses To Hand Over Money To Robber

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:32am

Eric Snydor tells KDKA TV that he was working in a convenience store in Pittsburgh when a gunman demanded money. The robber didn't know the clerk was once the Western Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champ.

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British Car Repair Company's Slogan Isn't Necessarily True

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:23am

When one of the company's trucks with the slogan "We Fit" on the back recently got stuck under a bridge, social media hilarity ensued.

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Nobel Committee To Announce Chemistry Prize

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

The Nobel Prize for chemistry is announced in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday. Since last year, there have been 105 chemistry prizes awarded.

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Social Media Drives Stories Of Black Men Being Shot By Police

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.

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CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base.

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Refugee Deal Between Australia And Cambodia Sparks Outrage

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Australia last week signed a deal that would allow hundreds of asylum seekers to be resettled in Cambodia. Critics have condemned the deal as both wrong and possibly illegal under international law.

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Videos Of Deadly Police Encounters Grab Media Spotlight

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.

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36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.

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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Seldes was a distinctive presence on Broadway performing in the works of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee among others. She won a Tony Award in 1965.

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Kenya's President Faces Landmark Hearing At The Hague

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta is the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court. He faces charges stemming from deadly ethnic violence following the 2007 elections.

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Mideast Word Battle: Settlements Versus Neighborhoods

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

In a Morning Edition interview, Israeli leader Netanyahu disputed language used about a housing development in East Jerusalem. Steve Inskeep talks to author Ari Shavit about the Mideast war of words.

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Turkey Pressed To Intervene In Border Town's Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Kobania, a Syrian border town, is being assaulted by militants from the self-described Islamic State. Turkey, with tanks and troops massed a short distance away, is being pressured to step in.

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Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won't Work

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:01am

The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.

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