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Burger King Dresses Up As McDonald's For Halloween

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 6:20am

A Burger King in Queens covered itself with a ghostly white sheet reading "McDonald's" in spray paint and golden arches above the eye holes.

Ukrainian Man Changes Name To iPhone To Get One Free

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:21am

A man formerly known as Olexander Turin accepted an offer from an electronic store to get the new iPhone 7 for free by changing his name to — you guessed it — iPhone 7.

Campaigns Head Into Final Week After Friday's FBI Bombshell

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

Eight days before Election Day, following news of a revived probe of Hillary Clinton's email server, we hear what to expect from commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

For Foreign Journalists, A Rare Invitation To Damascus

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

Foreign reporters' access to Syria is severely restricted, but this week, a group of Western journalists has been invited to hear the Assad regime's point of view. NPR's Peter Kenyon is among them.

In Nepal, Post-Quake Reconstruction Is Slow

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

The devastating 2015 earthquake killed thousands and leveled entire mountain villages. Residents are only now getting the first installment of the money promised by the government.

Ex-Justice Department Official Critical Of FBI Director's Email Letter

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress announcing more evidence in the case of Hillary Clinton's private server was "inappropriate," says former public affairs director Matthew Miller.

Venezuela's Government Holds First Talks With Opposition In Two Years

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

As the nation's economic crisis continues, many in the fear the government is stalling on concessions and opponents plan to march on Thursday to give a symbolic pink slip to President Nicolas Maduro.

Syrian Government Grants Visas To Western Journalists

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

The government of Bashar Assad, which is continuing its siege on city of Aleppo, had blacklisted a number of reporters, but has now invited some into the capital to tell its side of the conflict.

Why The Fed Keeps A Close Eye On Consumer Prices

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

The Federal Reserve targets an inflation rate of 2 percent. Why 2 percent? And how close are we to the target?

FBI Obtains A Warrant To Review Newly Discovered Emails

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:04am

Director James Comey said the emails could be pertinent to the probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. It's unclear whether the emails are new or copies of material already reviewed by the FBI.

A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:00am

The Supreme Court will hear Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools on Monday to decide if disabled children prevented from having qualified service animals at school can go directly to federal court.

Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:42am

A study offering the parents of newborns a scan of thousands of the baby's genes raises a big question: Do you want this kind of information on disease risk in your child's permanent record?

Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:33am

Struth is known for massive pictures of architecture and people looking at art in museums. But a few years ago, a commission to photograph the British royals pushed him out of his comfort zone.

Yes, Cat Yoga Is A Thing Now, And It's Pretty Purrfect

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:32am

The Greater Birmingham Humane Shelter in Alabama hosts yoga sessions — for people — right alongside the shelter's cats.

'A Dangerous Situation' As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:27am

Longstanding nonproliferation deals between the two countries are fraying. Bickering over nuclear issues has increased markedly in recent months, with each side accusing the other of cheating.

For Many, Charleston, S.C., Police Shooting Trial May Finally Offer A Turning Point

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 2:25am

In previous high-profile police shooting cases, prosecutors have not won convictions against the officers. But many in Charleston hope the trial of ex-cop Michael Slager will send a different message.




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