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Turkish Authorities Arrest British Journalists On Terrorism Charges

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:20am

A Turkish court has charged two British journalists working for VICE News with "aiding a terrorist organization." Steve Inskeep talks to Kevin Sutcliffe, head of Europe programming at VICE Media.

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Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:20am

Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.

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Google Logo Gets A Reboot

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:08am

The company replaces a typeface that it has used for more than 16 years.

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Are Science And Truth At Odds?

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:10am

A curious "personalization" of science is underway — it's as if scientific issues are simply matters of opinion and not the product of a very thorough process, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Kentucky Marriage License Dispute 'Up To Courts,' Governor Says

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 7:27pm

"I have no legal authority to relieve her of her statutory duty by executive order or to remove her from office," Gov. Steve Beshear says of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

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Trial Begins For Alabama Officer Accused Of Excessive Force

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:44pm

Madison Police Department officer Eric Parker is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, who was unarmed and slammed into the ground face-first, sustaining serious injuries.

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U.S. Stock Markets Tumble By Nearly 3 Percent As China Worries Renew

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:43pm

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

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CNN Just Found A Way To Get Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:38pm

Fiorina has been fighting CNN's debate criteria for weeks. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main debate.

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Former Police Chief In S.C. Sentenced To House Arrest Over Unarmed Man's Death

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:13pm

More than a month after his second trial on murder charges ended in a mistrial, former Eutawville, S.C., police chief Richard Combs agreed to plead guilty to misconduct in office Tuesday.

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'Hungarian Public Opinion Is In Shock' Regarding Migrant Crisis

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to György Schöpflin, member of the European Parliament for Hungary, about the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the crowds of migrants denied access to trains in Budapest.

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Law Professor: Davis Can't Evoke Religion To Deny Marriage Licenses

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Columbia Law professor Katherine Franke about Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Kentucky's Rowan County, who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:50pm

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."

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"Mob" Museum Unveils FIFA Corruption Exhibit

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:44pm

A new exhibit about FIFA's recent corruption is on display at the Las Vegas museum of contemporary organized crime.

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Tokyo 2020 Pulls Olympic Logo, Stung By Plagiarism Charges

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:08pm

Belgian designer Olivier Debie first complained about the logo soon after it was unveiled in July, saying it was too similar to one he created for a theater in 2011.

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Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:07pm

About 3 million people in Texas don't have a mental health provider in their county. A new loan repayment program may not be enough to lure them to the state's rural areas.

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California Prisons To Limit Number Of Inmates In Solitary Confinement

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:47pm

Under a new settlement, state authorities will only send inmates to isolation if they commit new and serious crimes in prison, like murders or violent assaults. The move could have wide effects.

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U.N. Confirms ISIS Destroyed Temple Of Bel In Palmyra, Syria

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

Following initial reports of explosions at the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations has confirmed through satellite imagery that ISIS has destroyed one of the most visited and recognized examples of pre-Islamic architecture in the Middle East.

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Economic Concerns Fuel Campaign To Save The Sage Grouse

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

Many in the West are backing an effort to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. By saving the bird, they feel they can save the culture and customs of the West as well.

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In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.

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2 Young Ghanaians Recruited By ISIS

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

At least two Ghanaians have reportedly left the country to join ISIS. The West African nation has a Muslim minority and has so far been spared of extremist insurgency, despite being in a neighborhood of states blighted by militant Islamists.

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