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Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:38am

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Revived Properties And Cultural Dichotomies

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:25am

On this week's show, we wonder whether it's ever too late to revisit the past and we dive into some divides that cut deep.

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Hagel To Announce Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Deterrent

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:08am

The defense secretary is expected to detail Pentagon reports that have pointed to "systemic problems" with the system that controls U.S. ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

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Top Stories: Obama Criticizes Myanmar; Judge Rejects BP Request

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:16am

Also: World leaders arrive in Australia for the G20 Summit; the comet probe may not have enough power to send back data; and police near Paris search for a tiger on the loose.

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Drum Fill Friday, From Rise Against's Brandon Barnes

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:06am

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a series of fills handpicked by Brandon Barnes, drummer for the Chicago punk band Rise Against. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:03am

Not here — Democrats in the House and Senate plan to stick with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Is it time to bring the parliamentary system's "vote of confidence" mechanism to Congress?

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:02am

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:12am

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Ang San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:03am

Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

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11th Earl Of Sandwich Weighs In On British Labor Issue

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:03am

The question is whether a sandwich-making company should hire migrant laborers from Hungary. Media outlets can report: The earl of Sandwich says Hungary workers make good sandwiches.

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Any Easy Password Can Help Hackers And The Feds

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:55am

Jeremy Hammond is currently serving 10 years in Manchester Federal Prison for his cyber attacks. He thinks the feds tracked him down because he used his cat's name in his password.

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Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision On Michael Brown Shooting

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will be indicted. The city is on edge as police, government officials, residents and protesters prepare for the decision and its aftermath.

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Report Released On White House Fence Jumper

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Details have emerged about the incident in September that led to the Secret Service director to resign. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, launched a review.

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'Godfather' Mansion On The Market For Nearly $3 Million

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

In New York, the five-bedroom Staten Island home which became famous in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is up for sale.

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In Myanmar, Obama Holds News Conference With Opposition Leader

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Usually when the president visits another country, he holds a joint media opportunity with his counterpart. But in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he met reporters together with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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John Stewart's 'Rosewater': The Serious Side Of Comedy

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Written and directed by John Stewart of The Daily Show, the film tells the true story of an American journalist covering Iran's 2009 election, who was detained and tortured by Iranian authorities.

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Experts Parse U.S., China Commitments To Flight Climate Change

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

China has for the first time announced a limit to its future carbon emissions. Critics say the commitment is primarily symbolic, and unlikely to have a significant impact in the near future.

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China Stock Market To Open To Foreign Investors

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice-a-versa. It's a small move with big implications.

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Strategies Help Calif. Ranchers, Farmers Weather Drought

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

California likely produces more than half of all fresh food we eat in the U.S. Three years of severe drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to rethink just about everything about their businesses.

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