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'The Mark And The Void' Is Good Fun — Until It Isn't

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 6:03am

Paul Murray's absurdist tale of banking, art theft and failed schemes might be the funniest book about the European financial crisis you'll read all year — but it's bloated by too many subplots.

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House Where Springsteen Penned 'Born To Run' For Sale

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 5:36am

Want to sleep like "the Boss?" Well, you can own Bruce Springsteen's former house in Long Branch, N.J., for $299,000. At that price, you might experience some "Glory Days."

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Ahead Of Marty McFly's Arrival, Austria Issues Hoverboard Rules

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:42am

In Back to the Future Part II, Marty uses a hoverboard to escape from Biff on Oct. 21, 2015. Austria's government had some fun with that this week, issuing rules on hoverboard use.

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New Delhi Steers Residents To Park Cars So Residents Can Breathe Easier

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:08am

The city — one of the world's most polluted — closed a major stretch of road to private cars for a few hours Thursday. Officials hope car-free days will help clean the air.

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India's Literary Stars Wage Intellectual Revolt Against Government

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Dozens of India's writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters in recent weeks in protest against an environment of what they call "fear and uncertainty" in the world's biggest democracy.

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Refugee Radio Network Springs From Grassroots Movement

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Larry Macaulay is a former engineer, a Nigerian refugee in Germany, and now a radio host. He founded the Refugee Radio Network to counter the media's negative stereotypes about refugees.

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One Insider's View Of Biden's Decision-Making Process

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

David Axelrod, as one of President Barack Obama's political inner circle, has an intimate view on Vice President Joe Biden's political decision-making process. Axelrod discusses what went into Biden's choice to stay out of the 2016 presidential race.

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Magna Carta Tour Beset With Last-Minute Venue Changes In China

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

The Magna Carta, considered the founding document of modern civil liberties, is touring China where it is getting less than royal treatment.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Expected To Discuss Nuclear Security Concerns With Obama

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in Washington this week to meet with President Obama. His visit comes amid news that the Obama administration is trying to work out a deal with Pakistan to limit its nuclear arsenal.

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Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Picking someone to help you plan for retirement can be challenging. The fees can add up quickly. But a good adviser can help protect you from your instincts when markets turn volatile.

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Benghazi Panel: Witch Hunt Or Search For Truth?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Not only Hillary Clinton has a lot at stake in how her appearance goes Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. So too does the panel. Democrats says its aim is primarily to damage Clinton's presidential bid. Republicans say they're trying to get to the truth about Benghazi. Today's their chance to show who's right.

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Do E-Signatures Change How People Think Of Documents?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

New research finds that e-signatures can potentially make people behave in more dishonest ways. It turns out people are less willing to lie and cheat when they handwrite and sign their full names instead of using an e-signature, computer generated user code or other form of identity verification.

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Muslim Community Wary Of U.K.'s New Strategy To Fight Extremism

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a controversial counter-extremism strategy this week. It was met with swift criticism from members of the Muslim community that worries the policy will limit free speech, free assembly and freedom of religion.

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The Great Onion Corner And The Futures Market

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Farming is unpredictable. So many farmers count on complicated financial agreements to ensure they have a steady source of income. But one time, these futures markets led to two investors owning almost all of the onions in the Midwest. And the legacy of that wild tale helps us understand the essential intersection of farming and finance.

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Ryan Gets The Support He Asks For In House Speaker Bid

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Two-thirds of a hard-line conservative group in the U.S. House has voted to support Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker. Now, if Ryan decides he does want the job, he has enough votes to win it.

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Israeli Hummus Cafe Cuts Bill In Half For Jews And Arabs Who Break Bread Together

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

An owner of a hummus bar in Israel offers a 50 percent off discount when Israeli Jews and Arabs dine together.

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Former National Security Adviser: U.S. And Russia Must Work Together In Syria

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, argues that the U.S. and Russia must work together in Syria. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Brzezinski about diplomatic options for the two countries.

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NYPD Raises Curtain On New Sensitivity Training Tool For Recruits

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

The New York Police Department has been under pressure to improve how it trains officers to interact with the public. Now, recruits are required to watch a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till.

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