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Batman Painting Once Traded For Comics Sells For $173,000

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:42am

Bill Steinfelt traded comic books for a painting of Batman in 1962. The painting, by Mel Ramos, just sold at auction for $173,000.

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Idea Of Cameras At Jerusalem Holy Site Reveals Mistrust

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:35am

Jerusalem's Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, is central to recent violence. Putting cameras there is meant to give Israelis and Palestinians a shared view, but even this is subject to interpretation.

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Proposed Cameras At Jerusalem Shrine Put The Focus On Mutual Mistrust

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:35am

A new proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most contested holy site reveals that, like much of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the idea is subject to interpretation.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Students, Calls For Ending Federal Pot Ban

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the focus of student rallies across the country Wednesday night.

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John Boehner Leaves 'The Loneliest Place In The World'

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is expected to hand off the speaker's gavel in the House chamber to Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Thursday. NPR's Susan Davis tells Renee Montagne about his exit interview.

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2 Former Pentagon Officials On The Future Of Syria And America's Role

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

David Greene talks about Syria and toppling dictators with Michele Flournoy, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration, and Mary Beth Long, a former Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration.

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Longtime Jewel Thief Doris Payne Faces New Shoplifting Charges

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Hosts tell the story of 85-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne, subject of a recent documentary and currently charged with two new thefts.

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A Millennial Republican Response To The Third GOP Debate

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America, to get her response to Wednesday's GOP debate.

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'Custer's Trials' Examines The Legacy Of A Complicated American Figure

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

T.J. Stiles' biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt earned the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Steve Inskeep talks with Stiles about his new book, Custer's Trials, on George Armstrong Custer.

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Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue' Returns To D.C., Hoping For Better Luck This Time

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

During the National Gallery's first Vermeer exhibit 20 years ago, the federal government shut down twice, and a major blizzard hit the East Coast. But The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is undeterred.

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Israeli Defense Minister Responds To String Of Stabbing Attacks

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon about security for Israelis amid a new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the occupied West Bank.

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Break It Down: Republican Candidates' Tax Plans

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

At their debate Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidates discussed economic issues, with some policy remarks that deserve a closer look.

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Yes, You Can Put A Price On A T-Rex

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

There's always been a fringe market for dinosaur bones among paleontologists and collectors. Now suddenly that market is booming.

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ISIS-Threatened Sites Left Off Endangered Heritage List

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

In a year when some of Syria's most famous ruins were destroyed by ISIS, no sites in Syria made the 2015 list of endangered cultural heritage sites. Neither did those in Afghanistan, Yemen or Libya.

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U.S.-Funded Afghan Local Police Riddled With Corruption, Audit Finds

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction, about fraud and mismanagement of U.S. funding meant for the Afghan local police.

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GOP Candidates Clash With Each Other And Moderators In Third Debate

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Republican presidential candidates gathered for their third debate on Wednesday night in Boulder, Colo. This one focused on economic issues, with Donald Trump and Ben Carson at center stage.

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Any Pitchers Left For World Series Game 2?

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 5:37am

Game 1 of the World Series was in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday night. At 14 innings, it was the longest opening game in World Series history. Kansas City beat the New York Mets 5-4.

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But Is It Art? Cleaning Crew Thought It Was Garbage

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 4:28am

An exhibit at a modern art gallery in Italy that consisted of empty champagne bottles, confetti and cigarette butts was cleaned up and thrown out by accident.

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What To Look For In The Third GOP Debate

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

Ahead of Wednesday's Republican debate, Steve Inskeep talks to GOP strategist Stuart Stevens about what to expect.

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As Gateway Arch Turns 50, Its Message Gets Reframed

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

The Arch was originally built to honor St. Louis' role in western expansion, and its museum is focused on the experience of white American settlers. Its new museum will include different perspectives.

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