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NFL Players Union Files An Appeal To Ray Rice's Suspension

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Several NFL players are in the news recently for off-field incidents. Audie Cornish talks to George Atallah of the NFL Players Association about crime and punishment in the National Football League.

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Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Hamas and Israel stopped fighting weeks ago. But feuding continues between the two main factions on the Palestinian side — Hamas and Fatah. Their battle has an impact on relations with Israel as well.

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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility

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Ride Along As N.Y. Teen Drivers To School For The First Time

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:02am

It's a rite of passage for American teenagers: parents hand over the keys, and newly licensed drivers hit the road. Sarah Rivers is a high school junior, and she enjoys driving herself to school.

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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:19am

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:17am

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:16am

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:15am

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:14am

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:13am

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:12am

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:11am

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money's distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:05am

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:07pm

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.

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NFL Players Association Files Appeal Of Ray Rice Suspension

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:49pm

The NFLPA says the appeal is based on facts it says reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:52pm

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:32pm

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.

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More Birthdays For Kids Under Five Around The World

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:13pm

The deaths of children under five has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers ... to "kangaroo mother care."

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