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It's Not A Come-On From A Satanic Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:53am

Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.

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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:52am

After swapping hearing aids for a cochlear implant, Sam Swiller's taste in music shifted dramatically, from grunge rock to folk. Now scientists are trying to improve how implants relay music.

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In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:44am

America's top diplomat says North Korea's muscle flexing on the Korean peninsula may lead to further international pressure — and possibly a referral to the International Criminal Court.

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9 Dead After Shootout Between Rival Bike Gangs In Central Texas

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:08am

A shootout at a busy restaurant in Waco, Texas, shortly after noon on Sunday left bystanders and patrons running for safety.

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Political Science Professor's Name Added To Presidential Survey

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:35am

Emily Farris teachers at Texas Christian University. She joked her name should be added to a presidential survey. Public Policy Polling added it, and she's doing better than N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.

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Despite Listeria Warnings Recalled Ice Cream Shows Up Online

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:29am

Blue Bell Creameries recalled all of its products last month after a listeria outbreak. A few weeks ago, tubs of Cookies and Cream and Dutch Chocolate appeared on eBay. They're still up on Craiglist.

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Network's Fall TV Shows Embrace Diverse Castes

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The TV industry was in New York to present its new lineup to advertisers. We examine whether the networks have doubled down on diversity after the success of shows like Empire and Jane the Virgin.

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Ex-Staten Island D.A. Dan Donovan Takes Oath Of Office In Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Former Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan may be best known for investigating the death of Eric Garner, who died after police put him in a chokehold. But now Donovan is trying to forge a new path — in Congress. He was sworn in as a U.S. Congressman this week.

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House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The economic outlook for Amtrak was troubled even before this week's train derailment in Philadelphia. Transportation experts say ridership on the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor is unlikely to suffer for long. But the accident may do little to improve the dynamic on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are deeply divided over funding for Amtrak.

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Ohio Mayor Resigns Abruptly; Blames Akron's Newspaper

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.

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Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment To Gulf Partners

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

President Obama is trying to mend some fraying alliances. Obama hosted representatives from half-a-dozen Sunni Arab countries at Camp David on Thursday. Their confidence in the U.S. has been shaken by the president's diplomatic outreach to Iran.

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U.S. Takes Tough Stand Against China's Aggression In South China Sea

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Obama administration says China is making aggressive grabs for disputed islands in the South China Sea. The mounting tensions loom large as Secretary of State John Kerry visits China this weekend.

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1921 Matisse, 'Seated Woman,' To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.

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Ohio Mayor Resigns Abruptly; Blames Akron's Newspaper

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.

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1921 Matisse, Woman With A Fan, To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.

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'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.

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SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Securities and Exchange Commission received notice from a company calling itself PTG Capital that it intended to buy the cosmetics retailer. The only problem: no such company exists.

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2 Former LA County Sherriff Officials Surrender To FBI

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Two former top officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department face federal charges that they obstructed a probe into inmate abuse and corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.

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Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Steve Inskeep learns about the impact on the ground from Caroline Brennan, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.

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Why Did Amtrak Train Accelerate Into A Curve Before Derailing?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

Investigators say the train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 people, accelerated as it entered its final turn. It's not known whether it was accelerated by the engineer or another source.

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