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Caroline Rose: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:35pm

Inspired by rockabilly, fast country and frequent travel, the singer plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and performed with contagious enthusiasm.

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Astronauts Sent Whiskey, But Even Without Gravity They Can't Raise A Glass

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:33pm

A Japanese company sent liquor samples to the International Space Station. Unfortunately for the astronauts, they won't be able to celebrate the arrival of the stash with a toast.

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The Battle For Lebanon's Beaches

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:29pm

In a country with a stunning coastline, a lack of governance has allowed private developers to gobble up prime seaside real estate and shunt aside ordinary Lebanese who depend on public beaches.

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Dutch Princess Bikes To First Day Of Public School

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:14pm

The 11-year-old Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, is just an ordinary kid.

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'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:04pm

"It's not profound regret," Morrison tells Fresh Air. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." Originally broadcast April 20, 2015.

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Scourge No More: Chefs Invite Corn Fungus To The Plate

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:01pm

American and Canadian chefs are learning what Mexicans have long known: a bluish fungus that infects corn kernels is delicious. And now scientists want to figure out how to grow it on corn on purpose.

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Head Of FIFA's Reform Commission Says President Has Been Treated Unfairly

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:57pm

The Swiss lawyer resolutely defended Sepp Blatter, saying he has not uncovered any evidence the the president was corrupt.

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The Biggest Divide Between Joe Biden And Elizabeth Warren

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:15pm

The vice president may be seeking out the progressive hero's support, years after fighting one of her signature causes.

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Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient Released But Nation Not Yet "Ebola-Free"

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:13pm

The country celebrates but the World Health Organization says it must go six weeks without a new case before the nation can be declared virus-free.

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Facebook Q&A: Europe's Migrant Crisis

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:07pm

Record numbers of people are fleeing violence in the Mideast and elsewhere. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Joanna Kakissis took questions on the migration crisis.

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Topless In New York: The Court Case That Makes Going Top Free Legal

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:53pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants the topless women — known as "desnudas" — off of Times Square. But this is a debate that dates back to the '70s and was largely settled by a court decision in 1992.

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CDC Study Says School Starts Too Early For Teens

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:52pm

Chronically tired students have higher rates of obesity and depression and an overall lower quality of life, according to the study.

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Scientists Look To Mushrooms For Honeybee Health

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:33pm

A mushroom scientist and bee expert believe a special fungus mixture could kill the mites threatening honeybee populations.

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U.S. Immigration By The Numbers

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:20pm

In the first part of our series this week on immigration, we look at how immigrant demographics and numbers have changed.

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The Key To Being A Hero: Don't Think About It

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:12pm

A Yale psychologist argues that it's not quick thinking but rather a lack of forethought that allows feats of "extreme altruism."

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How You Should Respond To The Stock Market Plunge

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:06pm

Business analyst Jill Schlesinger looks at what's happening with the markets, and how individuals with investments should respond.

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The Original 'Black Monday' And Other Stock Market Crashes In History

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:52am

Amid a massive sell-off in stock markets around the world, we look at other stock market crashes in history, including 1987 and 1929.

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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:47am

Researchers have been using muons to take a peek inside the nuclear reactors in Japan that melted down in 2011. The results could aid the continuing cleanup operations.

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10 Years After Katrina, Trauma, Invisible Scars Remain

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:40am

Thousands of residents, especially children, were traumatized by the storm and the displacement and struggle that followed.

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Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:40am

More than 70 percent of New Orleans residents say some progress has been made in the availability of medical services since the storm. Still, most say care for the poor continues to lag.

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