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Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

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World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker's level of superstardom.

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Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

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Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:29am

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City Wednesday demanding justice.

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5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:55pm

Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.

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Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:16pm

A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.

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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:58pm

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.

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New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:32pm

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:26pm

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:38pm

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.

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Music Review: 'You're Dead!' By Flying Lotus

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It's all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.

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How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.

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Soldier, Gunman Dead After Ottawa Shooting

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Audie Cornish talks to Kim Mackrael, Parliamentary reporter for the Globe and Mail in Ottawa. She went to the scene of Wednesday's shooting and talked to people who believe they saw the suspect.

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Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.

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Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.

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Bigger Than A T.Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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In 'Perfect Dictatorship,' Mexican Viewers May Struggle To Decipher Fact From Fiction

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

A new film in Mexico opens this week about corruption and collusion with drug traffickers in Mexican politics. In 'The Perfect Dictatorship,' the plot of political corruption and media collusion is close to reality.

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