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Disappearances in Mexico

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:36pm

The disappearance of 43 student teachers in Mexico has led to protests all over the country. In California, demonstrators are calling attention to local human rights abuses.

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Public Radio's Most Played Songs Of 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:34pm

Listen to a 24/7 mix of this year's highlights, including hits from Hozier, St. Vincent and more.

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A 'Wild' Trek Made A Bit Too Neatly

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:25pm

The film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail takes Reese Witherspoon into new territory but never quite achieves the fierceness to which it aspires.

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'Before I Disappear': A Long Night's Tale Without A Short Film's Charm

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:23pm

A man struggles through an evening of dark thoughts in Shawn Christensen's feature-length adaptation of his Oscar-winning live-action short.

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Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:15pm

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

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What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:03pm

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:03pm

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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China's Ex-Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:51am

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

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It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:27am

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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