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The Other Woman

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:13am

Glynn needs a date for the prom, and he's running out of options.

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Shintaro Sakamoto, 'You Can Be A Robot, Too'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:03am

It turns out there's a cheap, easy fix for misery. It's not Prozac or electroshock therapy. More of a lobotomy, really. Simply slip a small computer chip between your eyebrows and become a robot.

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For-Profit Colleges Sue The Federal Government

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:03am

An industry group calls an attempt to regulate the career college industry "unlawful, arbitrary and irrational."

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Guinea Is Seeing More Ebola Cases: Can The Trend Be Stopped?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:30am

The country where the outbreak began is now seeing an uptick in the number of new patients. Marc Poncin of Doctors Without Borders explains why — and what's being done to bring things under control.

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Top Stories: Jobless Rate Falls; Japanese Nuclear Plant Gets Approval

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:16am

Also: Detroit's historic bankruptcy ruling comes down today; hackers exposed email addresses of 53 million Home Depot customers; and a dead Washington state congressman is re-elected.

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Economy Continues Adding Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.8 Percent

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:32am

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.

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Economy Contines Adding Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.8 Percent

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:32am

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.

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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:30am

S. Donald Stookey discovered glass ceramics in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.

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Army Drops Use Of Term 'Negro' In Document

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:12am

The document listed the term as an acceptable way to refer to African Americans. The Army said it removed it as soon as it noticed it.

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Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:08am

We began our series, 50 Great Teachers, with a look at Socrates. Which raised a question: Do educators focus enough on teaching students how to listen?

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Locket Leads To Identity Of Unknown Soldier

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:06am

He fell on the fields of France in 1918 along with a locket containing a strand of hair and inscribed with the name of his sweetheart in Canada. He will now get a full military funeral.

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Murder-For-Hire Charge Dropped Against Drummer For AC/DC

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:02am

Prosecutors in New Zealand have dropped murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd because of a lack of evidence.

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Drum Fill Friday, For Nov. 7

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:03am

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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Regional Government OKs Restart Of Japanese Nuclear Plant

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:44am

Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011. This plant could be the first to restart.

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