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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.

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Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.

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Take A Trip Into A Mine And Surround Yourself With Bats

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

NPR's Christopher Joyce and audio engineer Bill McQuay travel to an abandoned copper mine in search of bats — and their sound.

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World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:23pm

Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up on run. He won Game 5, with a complete game shutout. On Wednesday night, on two days' rest, he finished the job.

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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:25pm

While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.

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WATCH: On Sandy Anniversary, Gov. Chris Christie Faces Off With Heckler

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:36pm

Christie, known for fierce confrontations with detractors, finished this particular exchange by saying, "Sit down and shut up."

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Episode 578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of Oil

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:43pm

Stealing oil takes a global system. Lots of people are in on it - small time crooks, criminal bosses, oil tankers owners and corrupt officials.

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Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Says He Can't Afford His Own Operation

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:32pm

John Spinello missed out on a lot of money, because he sold his patent for the legendary game for just $500. Over the past few years, things have been rough for Spinello.

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:05pm

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Online Dating Site Used Fake Profiles To Get Members To Upgrade Service

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00pm

The Federal Trade Commission is making JDI Dating pay more than $600,000 to users who were scammed into paying for upgraded accounts after receiving messages from fake profiles.

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:11pm

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:06pm

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.

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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:03pm

Staten Islander Stephen Drimalas barely survived Hurricane Sandy. Now he and several Staten Islanders will sell their oceanfront homes to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:00pm

The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.

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At 83, Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Makes The Leap To 3-D

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:54pm

Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language. He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."

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To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:41pm

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. So some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.

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What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:38pm

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:24pm

Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.

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No Ebola, S'il Vous Plait, We're French: The Ivory Coast Mindset

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:23pm

The country borders Liberia and Guinea, but so far Ebola hasn't arrived. Maybe it's because of the French heritage. When the authorities tell people what to do to keep the virus out, they listen.

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