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Mexican Government Claims US Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:40pm

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Tuesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.

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Episode 582: Guarding The Secret Path

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:36pm

There's a tiny town on the border between Ivory Coast and Liberia. On one side, Ebola is raging. On the other side, people are doing everything they can to make sure not a single case arrives.

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Lost Midas, 'Head Games' (Feat. Audris)

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:19pm

Lost Midas is the work of producer Jason Trikakis, a Boston-born, L.A.-based drummer who grew up on J. Dilla, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, and 1980s New Wave.

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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:35pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.

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40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:49pm

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 5:08pm

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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Ebola In 3D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:56pm

Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.

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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:45pm

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:44pm

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.

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Sacred, Sad And Salacious: With Many Meanings, What Is True Blue?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:41pm

In medieval art, Virgin Mary was cloaked in blue. In Colonial America "blue laws" made it illegal to buy alcohol on Sunday. And more recently, irreverent blue humor made blue the most off-color color.

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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:39pm

The automaker said the new would allow dialogue with groups, including unions. It comes months after the United Auto Workers lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:33pm

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

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The Risk Of Brain Injuries Shifts As Children Grow Up

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:08pm

For toddlers, the risk is in taking a fall. Teenagers need to worry about car accidents, sports injuries and assault. Knowing how risks change can help prevent fatal or disabling brain injuries.

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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:01pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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