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As Scotland Rejects Independence, Cameron Promises More Autonomy

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:08am

At final count, the "no" votes won by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. The British prime minister said it had settled the question "for a generation."

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Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00am

The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.

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Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:57am

Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.

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The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.

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The Latest On Alibaba's Initial Public Offering

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Its IPO could raise up to $25 billion.

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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

One of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" went to cartoonist Alison Bechdel, inventor of a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.

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Feds Worry ISIS Recruiters Will Turn Young Americans Against U.S.

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

The debate over tackling militants in the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is mainly focused on military options. But some people are looking into young Americans, recruited online by militants. One man trying to stop them is Mohammad Elibiary, who talks to Steve Inskeep about some strategies to keep young Americans from heading to Syria to fight.

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Examing Sanctions Against Iran

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told Steve Inskeep that the United States would receive a failing grade for keeping its commitments on not imposing new sanctions as negotiations over Iran's nuclear program progress. We discuss some of Zarif's assertions with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former Treasury Department official who oversaw sanctions on foreign governments.

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Ebola Workers Attacked in Guinea

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Several people, including health workers and three journalists, have been found dead days after they were attacked while spreading awareness of Ebola in a Guinean village.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Audie Cornish and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Dr. Paul Farmer Joins West Africa's Fight Against Ebola

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Dr. Paul Farmer, who is famous for his public health work in Haiti, Rwanda and other developing countries, is getting involved in the efforts to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa. Audie Cornish talks to Farmer, who's in Liberia, about efforts to treat Ebola.

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Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach effected online shoppers.

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NFL Fans Still Watch Football Despite Players' Scandals

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

As NFC division rivals Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons took to the field Thursday night, fans watching at nearby sports bars reflected on what's currently a tumultuous time for the NFL.

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Movie Review: 'Last Days In Vietnam'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Director Rory Kennedy's documentary isn't an examination of the rights or wrongs of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, but a thrilling narrative told with first-person stories of the war's chaotic end.

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Spain Tries To Tamp Down Catalonia's Separatist Movement

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Catalans see the Scottish independence referendum as an exercise of democracy that they've been denied. The Spanish government sees it as a threat.

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Voters In Scotland Reject Independence

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:02am

Scottish voters rejected the independence referendum 55 percent to 45 percent. The decision prevents a rupture of a 307-year union with England, and it brings huge relief to British politicians.

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How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:20am

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:19am

It begins, "Do you remember?" — and we supply the memories. Dan Charnas tells the origin story of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit that still unites generations on the dance floor.

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:18am

Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.

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