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Fatal Shooting At Firing Range Sparks Debate About Safety

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:22pm

A firing-range instructor was killed by a 9-year-old who was being taught how to use an Uzi submachine gun. There are few regulations limiting children from participating at shooting ranges.

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Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 1:08pm

For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, in almost real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its DNA. But it's still unclear what these mutations mean.

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Electric Youth, 'A Real Hero (Live)'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:53pm

The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song "A Real Hero," popularized in the 2011 film Drive.

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Jon Hamm On The Evolution Of Don Draper On 'Mad Men'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:47pm

Hamm has never won an Emmy despite 13 nominations, including two this year for Mad Men. In 2010, Hamm talked with Fresh Air about how Draper was "losing touch" with his life and the world around him.

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Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:47pm

Falco plays ER nurse Jackie Peyton, who is competent at her high-stress job but struggles with addiction. Falco was nominated for an Emmy for her role on Nurse Jackie, which is in its sixth season.

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What Happens When Callers To 9-1-1 Speak No English?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:45pm

Tom Banse of Northwest News Network visited a Salem, Ore., emergency dispatch call center to find out the answer.

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Mark Morris, Founder of The Mark Morris Dance Group

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:37pm

From Scratch Host Jessica Harris speaks with Mark Morris, the founder of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Harris also speaks with clothing designer Peter Manning.

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Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:27pm

Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport's Fort Adams State Park, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.

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'Enormous' Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:20pm

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.

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Bloomberg: Bank Hackers Have Ties To Russia

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:12pm

Russian hackers stole troves of personal data from JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks, according to Bloomberg News.

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Fighting Escalates In Ukraine

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:06pm

Ukraine's president has canceled a trip to Turkey, saying he needs to deal with "Russian troop deployments in Eastern Ukraine."

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College Football Season Preview

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:55am

John Bacon, author of "Fourth And Long: The Fight For The Soul Of College Football," discusses the latest news as the season kicks off.

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U.S. Open: A Closer Look At 15-Year-Old 'CiCi' Bellis

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:50am

Catherine Bellis is the youngest player to win a match at the tennis tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

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Universities Take Precautions Against Ebola

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:40am

With the growing concern, many universities around the world have suspended their fall semester programs in West Africa.

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Drug Addiction Treatment Is Controversial In Guatemala

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:35am

The vast majority of people at treatment centers in Guatemala City were sent to rehab by their families - against their will.

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A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:08am

Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.

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'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:05am

In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set.

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Murder Charges Dismissed Against Former Top Thai Leaders

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:03am

Ex-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, were charged in connection with a bloody 2010 crackdown on protesters.

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Is Hello Kitty A Cat Or A Girl?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:56am

The pop-cult icon may not be, as it turns out, a cat that looks like a girl, but a girl who looks like a cat.

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'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:41am

A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims its troops have mistakenly entered Ukraine.

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