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A Look At The History Of Christians In Turkey, As Pope Francis Visits

6 hours 39 min ago

A century ago, Christians made up 20 percent of the Turkish population; today, that figure has dwindled to less than 1 percent.

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Attack On Mosque In Nigeria Kills Dozens

6 hours 41 min ago

Authorities believe the attack in the northern city of Kano was the work of Boko Haram militants, although the group did not immediately claim responsibility.

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'Freak Accident' Claims Life of Star Australian Cricket Player

6 hours 49 min ago

Cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.

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Study: E-Cigarettes May Contain More Carcinogens Than Cigarettes

6 hours 54 min ago

A new study finds e-cigarettes contain as much as 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as traditional cigarettes.

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A Guide For The Perplexed: Tech Gadgets For Holiday Gifts

6 hours 58 min ago

Two product reviewers at the tech news site Re/code share their top picks for the baby boomers, teens and fitness freaks in your family.

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Pot Businesses In Colorado Promote 'Green Friday'

7 hours 4 min ago

In Colorado, pot businesses are offering Black Friday deals — except they're calling the day "Green Friday."

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Black Friday: Protests In Ferguson, Fights In Britain

7 hours 8 min ago

In Ferguson, protesters interrupted holiday shopping to speak out on the grand jury decision not to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown.

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In Newark, A Thriving Farm With No Sun Or Soil

7 hours 19 min ago

In an old nightclub downtown, the startup AeroFarms has opened an aeroponic farm - a type of soil-free farming.

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Overstuffed? 5 Tips For Keeping Pounds Off During The Holidays

7 hours 24 min ago

A nutritionist and personal trainer offers some concrete advice to help people get to January feeling fit and healthy.

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A Trek To A Farm Where Christmas Trees Are Born

7 hours 34 min ago

Farmer Michael Smolack in Andover, Mass., says what kind of tree you pick likely depends on where you live.

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India's New Prime Minister Takes His Place On World Stage

7 hours 39 min ago

Narendra Modi is already seen by some as one of India's most powerful leaders ever, but what should the world make of him?

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Texas Man Killed After Firing At Government Buildings

7 hours 47 min ago

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.

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America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

8 hours 28 min ago

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.

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Video Of Woman Dancing On Tehran's Subway Goes Viral

9 hours 51 min ago

The video was posted to a Facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom showing Iranian women defying the country's strict laws on female dress.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Kid Stuff And Leftover Outtakes

9 hours 53 min ago

On this week's show, Guy Raz of NPR's TED Radio Hour joins us to talk about kids' movies and the cultural fascination with outtakes.

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How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits

11 hours 6 min ago

Bob Gaudio wrote most of The Four Seasons' hits, some of which are compiled in a new anthology. He tells Fresh Air about the band's history, including why its songs had some "anger" in them.

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Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

11 hours 7 min ago

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices have fallen to a four-year-low before rebounding slightly.

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Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

11 hours 11 min ago

Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.

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A Data Analyst's Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City

12 hours 11 min ago

Ben Wellington tracked down two of the city's costliest parking spots and its leafiest neighborhoods, while pointing out questionable health grades for restaurants and odd charges for subway riders.

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Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

12 hours 14 min ago

Today on the show, we visit a company where people's job is figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.

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