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Just Like Me

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:05am

Years after escaping a crazy religious cult, Glynn is invited back to a reunion. Reluctantly, he attends the party and learns just how big of an impression the church left on its followers...

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Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00am

The warning was raised to its second-highest "severe" level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron says Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.

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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:19am

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:17am

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

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A Photographer Captures The Often-Overlooked 'Aunty' Couture

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:42am

Toronto-based Meera Sethi's multimedia art project showcases the unique style of South Asian women, fondly called "Aunties."

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea, Keep Residents On Edge

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:09am

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:53am

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House, Part 2

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:23am

An explosion of wonderful special guests, kicked off by Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton of NPR's Ask Me Another, highlights the second half of the PCHH live show from Brooklyn.

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U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:09am

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

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Book News: Born to Write? Bruce Springsteen To Publish A Children's Book

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:18am

Also: the case for a more inclusive literary culture; healthcare and the modern writer.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:58am

Arseny Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.

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Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:26am

David Greene talks to Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general of NATO, about Russian military advances into Ukraine. The NATO-Ukraine Commission held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday.

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'99 Bottles Of Beer' Inspires Bigger Container To Hold Beer

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:29am

The Texas brewery Austin Beerworks launched a 99-pack of beer this week. The case is seven-feet long and weighs 82 pounds. It costs $99.99.

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Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:22am

Students at Washington State University received planners. But it turned out the photo used was of the University of Washington. On the bright side, at least there was no photo of Washington, D.C.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02am

David Greene has business news.

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'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02am

"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Ken Turan reviews "Life of Crime" — a comic caper about a kidnapping that goes awry starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and John Hawke. It's based on a novel by Elmore Leonard.

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Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Gates of Youth Advocate Programs, a lifelong resident of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, about the changing nature and daily experience of violence in Chicago.

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Michel Martin Recaps #BeyondFerguson

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michel Martin about the community conversation covering race and law enforcement that was held Thursday night in Ferguson, Missouri. There was also a Twitter chat at #BeyondFerguson.

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Washington Blames Russia For Violence In Ukraine

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:02am

The Russian government continues to deny that Russian artillery units and soldiers are in Ukraine. That's despite satellite images released on Thursday that NATO says clearly show the Russian presence. For a sense of how this latest news is playing in Moscow, David Greene talks to Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of the magazine, "Russia In Global Affairs."

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