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Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:37pm

The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.

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Why The Math Of The Ebola Epidemic Is So Scary

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:00pm

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:52pm

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:49pm

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.

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Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:29pm

At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.

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Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:28pm

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.

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Fans Call On NFL To Address Domestic Violence Issues

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:58pm

On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Falcons. Local football fans talk about the broader issue of domestic abuse among professional football players.

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Kurds: U.S. Fight Against ISIS Requires Ground Forces

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:58pm

Robert Siegel talks with Fuad Hussein, chief staff to the president of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq, about what's needed to fight ISIS and if the government in Baghdad is up to the task.

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Islamic State Fight Will Take Time, Diplomacy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:48pm

Melissa Block talks to former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin about the level of threat the self-described Islamic State poses to the United States.

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Daniel Lubetzky, Founder Of KIND Healthy Snacks

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:48pm

Host Jessica Harris Speaks with Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND Healthy Snacks, a natural food company in New York. Harris also speaks with sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

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Independence Chat Abounds Inside Inverness Pub

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:48pm

As Scots vote on whether to become an independent country, Melissa Block checks in with the patrons of Nellie Dean's, a popular pub just a short walk from two polling places in Inverness.

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In Other Historic Vote, Scotland Golf Club Admits Women

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:48pm

Some Scots cast another historic vote this week, admitting women to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Until now, women could golf outside the club but not even enter the building as guests.

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Live Blog: Scotland Votes On Its Independence

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:45pm

The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.

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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:33pm

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Chris Staples, 'Hold Onto Something'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:26pm

Chris Staples' American Soft is one of the discoveries of the year. This video captures the song's feeling of being unsettled as it follows a trio of characters who roam the streets in slow motion.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:24pm

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Anti-Terror Raids In Australia Targeted Islamic Extremists

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Police carried out the raids in Sydney early Thursday morning. They came in the aftermath of intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning killings in Australia.

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Ukrainian President Lobbies Washington For Money, Arms Support

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday. He's seeking more U.S. support as he struggles to end a Russian-backed separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine.

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Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.

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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:18pm

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.

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