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Legal Questions Raised About U.S. Military Operation In Syria

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Congress approved arming moderate rebels in Syria to battle Islamic State militants. Experts say that might violate international law banning the use of force against duly constituted governments.

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Duvalier's Death Causes Mixed Reactions In Miami's Little Haiti

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Haiti's self-proclaimed "president for life" Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier' died on Saturday. Many who fled his regime in the 1980s landed in South Florida. He was 63.

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Midterm Elections Are 4 Weeks Out, Who Will Control The Senate?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Most forecasters are placing their chips on the Republicans. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Costa of The Washington Post and Morning Edition's Cokie Roberts about what a Republican takeover would mean.

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Democracy Protests Subside, Hong Kong Begins To Return To Normal

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Student-led protests for democratic change over the past week have waned. Schools reopened and government workers were back on the job. Some students plan to stay at the site for as long as they can.

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After Security Lapses, Congress Wants Review Of Secret Service

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

One reason for the lapses could be low morale within the agency. And a big reason behind that may be the reorganization that placed the agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

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Authorities Find Man Who Had Contact With Dallas Ebola Patient

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Officials are keeping watch on 48 people to see if any of them develop signs of the virus. These are the people who had contact with Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

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Supreme Court To Weigh Facebook Threats, Religious Freedom, Discrimination

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

The U.S. Supreme Court opens a new term Monday. The issues on the docket range from whether threats on Facebook count as threats to whether prisoners should be allowed to wear short beards.

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:31am

Liz Paul has struggled with her weight for years. A diet group helps, but it only meets once a week. So she has turned to social media for daily feedback and support. Studies find it can help.

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For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:30am

People who have lost significant weight are uneasy about revealing that in online dating profiles, because obesity is often judged as a moral failing. Research shows they have good reason to worry.

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Why You Should Start Taking Millennials Seriously

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

There are more millennials in the U.S. than there are baby boomers. So why do they get so many eye rolls?

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Orioles, Royals Sweep Opponents In AL Division Series

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:19am

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Sunday, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-3. The American League Championship Series begins Friday in Baltimore.

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Black Women's Group Meet With NFL On Domestic Violence

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:33pm

Several civic leaders criticized the NFL's response to news about players involved in domestic violence, saying that black women weren't represented among the groups consulted by the league.

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First Listen: Angaleena Presley, 'American Middle Class'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

Presley, of The Pistol Annies, releases a solo debut that chronicles real life, unresolved. In the singer's patient, exacting hands, the clichés fall away.

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First Listen: Kindness, 'Otherness'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

British singer Adam Bainbridge doubles down on his many '80s influences (disco, '80s boogie and R&B, house music, go-go) while still making them sound refreshed.

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First Listen: Bing & Ruth, 'Tomorrow Was The Golden Age'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

On its second album, the New York instrumental collective touches nerves with delicate force. Bing & Ruth's music lulls you with meditative passages, then adorns them with gut-wrenching melodies.

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First Listen: Stars, 'No One Is Lost'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

The Montreal band recorded its new album within earshot of a since-closed discotheque, and it shows. No One Is Lost prioritizes lightness and bittersweet uplift over the devastation of past records.

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First Listen: Meatbodies, 'Meatbodies'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

Meatbodies' Chad Ubovich has learned to put his personal spin on the surf-strum mutant beach party championed by California psychedelic rock bands like Thee Oh Sees, Wand and Bleached.

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First Listen: Frazey Ford, 'Indian Ocean'

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:03pm

Ford's second solo album comes marinated in the soul tradition inherent to its Memphis birthplace, and seasoned liberally by the influence of her backing band, Al Green's Hi Rhythm Section.

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