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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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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Over the past decades, the face of manufacturing in the U.S. has changed. In the future, the pool of manufacturing workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with their on-the-job education.

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Economists Expect Jobs Data To Show Solid Employment Growth

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

On Friday, the Labor Department releases the October employment report. Economists think employers added about 230,000 jobs to payrolls last month. The unemployment rate is expected to stay the same at 5.9 percent.

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Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.

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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

A federal appeals court has upheld laws that ban marriage between people of the same sex. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee are constitutional. Four other federal appeals courts have found such bans unconstitutional. The conflict in appeals court rulings significantly increases the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue.

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'Interstellar' Is Christopher Nolan's Space-Time Epic

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Interstellar" — the new space epic from director Christopher Nolan.

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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 tourists had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders To White House Lunch

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, a first step toward bridging differences after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

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Congressional Leaders To Be Briefed On Fight Against ISIS

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

President Obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. The general overseeing the campaign against militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, will brief them.

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Coalition Against Militants In Syria Widens Its Campaign

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Air strikes hit the Syrian province of Idlib, near the Turkish border Thursday. It was the second time the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria widened its target.

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