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China Sentences Professor Accused A Separatist Activities

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.

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Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

The civil disobedience movement has set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular chief executive to meet their demands for democracy. The also want him to step down as leader of Hong Kong.

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Certain English Errors May Decipher Clues To Dying Languages

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Linguists try to understand the nuances of languages, and how they relate to one another. A computer scientist says the English mistakes of non-native speakers can reveal something about languages.

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U.S. Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt After Debt Default

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.

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More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:03am

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:03am

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process, while avoiding the traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: "I'm A Doctor. So We Can't Run Away"

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:03am

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:37am

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:35am

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:03am

Grab yourself two free handfuls of new tunes selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from King Tuff, Sarah Jaffe, Frazey Ford, The Gotobeds, Hollie Cook and more.

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U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:42pm

The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."

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Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:30pm

Robert Siegel is joined by author Nicholas Carr for a look at the future of automation and automobiles. Carr's new book, The Glass Cage, warns against the rise of automation in our lives.

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Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:03pm

Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel is an earnestly written look at a young woman's self-reinvention. How to Build a Girl tackles class, gender and sexuality with both humor and sincerity.

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Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:40pm

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:17pm

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:15pm

The trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy is under way.

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White House Fence Jumper Made It Further Into Building Than Reported

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:01pm

Rachel Martin speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who found that the recent fence jumper at the White House, Omar Gonzalez, got much further into the building than previously reported.

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At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:33pm

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

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Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:26pm

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

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