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Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:32am

The French novelist may enjoy a vast audience in his own country, but for most English-only speakers, Modiano is still a mystery. Read a few profiles of the man — and excerpts of his actual writing.

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Did You Hear About The Horse That Walked Into A Police Station?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:24am

In Winsford, England, the police superintendent wrote, "We were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest. The visitor "quickly became the mane event of the night shift."

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Police, Protesters Clash In St. Louis After Police Shooting

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:18am

The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.

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Scientific Memorabilia Up For Auction Later This Month

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:13am

One item up for bid is an old Apple 1 computer, which is expected to sell for more than $300,000. The auction features other treasures, such as a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles.

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Pakistani Teen Malala Yousafzai Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:14am

The activist who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Yousafzai, Satharthi Win Nobel Peace Price For Struggle For Children's Rights

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:09am

The prize was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."

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Gaza Donors Want Assurances Cycle Of War Is Broken

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

This Sunday in Cairo, Palestinian officials will ask international donors for $4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war there over the summer. That was the third deadly conflict in six years between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Donors want to make sure they won't be asked to help again in a couple more years.

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Visitors Shy Away From Dallas After Ebola Patient Dies

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Public health officials say the risk of acquiring the Ebola virus is small for most people but that message isn't reaching everyone. Some have canceled travel plans to Dallas while others say they're taking extra precautions just to be safe. Authorities and doctors are trying to educate people about how the virus is spread to keep people from panicking.

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High Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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Movie Review: 'Kill The Messenger'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of a reporter who uncovers the CIA's role in arming the Nicaraguan contras, then becomes the target of a smear campaign.

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Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.

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Millennial Candidates Hope To Make Their Mark On Congress

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Millennials may not be old enough to run for president, but several are candidates for Congress this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Marilinda Garcia (R-NH) and Jim Mowrer (D-IA) about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the challenge of getting their peers engaged in the process, as well as trying to get the trust — and votes — of their elders.

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101st Airborne Switches Gears; Prepares To Fight Ebola

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

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Iowa's GOP Fires Up Its Base As Election Day Nears

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Former 'SNL' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies At 57

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Jan Hooks, best known for her performances on Saturday Night Live died on Thursday. She joined SNL in 1986 and stayed until 1991. Hooks was 57.

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Another Black Teen Shot Dead In Missouri Sets Off Protests

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

An 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis. The incident comes 2 months after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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