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All Tech Considered
4:30 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation

NPR's Robert Siegel and Michael Minielly, a Mercedes-Benz representative, drive a new S550 4Matic, which allows for semi-autonomous driving.
Rob Ballenger NPR

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:04 pm

Nicholas Carr's books are the nagging, tech-wary conscience of the digital age. In The Shallows, he warned that surfing the Internet is destroying our attention span.

Now in his new book, The Glass Cage, Carr warns us that computers are making more and more decisions for us, and we risk forgetting how to make those decisions ourselves.

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Book Reviews
4:03 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 4:29 pm

Caitlin Moran's weekly column for The Times, has gained fans all across the U.K. With humor and a wry, self-deprecating wit, she writes on a wide range of topics that include government, technology, beauty and pop culture — all of which become, under her feisty gaze, feminist issues.

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Around the Nation
3:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Tensions Flare Again Between Police, Protestors In Ferguson

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 4:30 pm

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NPR Ed
3:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 4:30 pm

Opening arguments began today in the trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy that came to light in 2009.

Prosecutors claim there was widespread cheating on state tests throughout the city's public schools, affecting thousands of students.

The case has brought national attention to the issue, raising questions about whether the pressures to improve scores have driven a few educators to fudge the numbers, but also about broader consequences.

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Around the Nation
3:15 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

White House Fence Jumper Made It Farther Into Building Than Reported

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 10:20 pm

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Music
4:43 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

How Did 'Bailando' Become A Spanglish Crossover Hit?

Enrique Iglesias' song "Bailando" — with versions in Spanish and in Spanglish — has hit big both on the Latin pop charts and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 12:34 pm

If you've been listening to American pop radio in the past five months or so, you likely heard Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias' hit song "Bailando."

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Business
3:46 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Theaters that call themselves 4-D use lights, moving seats, fog and even sprays of water and air to give moviegoers a unique experience — one they hope audiences will consider worthy of higher ticket prices.
Ernesto LĂłpez Ruiz Courtesy of CJ E&M America

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 5:06 pm

Some experimental features have been popping up in movie theaters lately. One of them is a so-called 4-D experience. It's hard to describe in words exactly what a 4-D movie experience feels like, but here's one attempt: it is intense.

During a recent screening of Guardians of the Galaxy in 4-D at the Regal Cinemas LA Live theater, the seat moved up and down and side to side, like a simulator ride. There were strobe lights; fog seemed to come out of the walls and little jets of water sprayed over the seats.

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NPR Story
3:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

How A Journalist Ended Up On A Terror Watch List

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 4:43 pm

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NPR Story
3:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Hong Kong Police Answer Large Pro-Democracy Protest With Tear Gas

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 4:43 pm

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NPR Story
3:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 4:29 pm

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NPR Story
3:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

After Nearly Three Decades, A Royals Welcome To The Playoffs

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 4:29 pm

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In case you missed it, last night baseball history was made. Michael Taylor, from the Chicago White Sox, hits a pop-fly in foul territory.

(SOUNDBITE OF BASEBALL GAME)

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Popped up.

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NPR Story
3:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

How Is The Arab Press Covering Its Own Crisis?

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 4:29 pm

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Cities Project
3:58 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

Artists' renderings of New Meadowland show how the wetland would be designed for human recreational use as well as flood control. The berm shown would be a path through the park when water was low (left). When storms came in, the wetlands would flood, and the berm would protect local development.
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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:43 am

It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — a kind of municipal fight-or-flight response.

One option is to retreat — encourage residents to move away from the water. The other is to resist — armor the coast so it can take a battering without flooding city streets.

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Author Interviews
3:15 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves

Derek Boogaard of the Minnesota Wild (left) and Wade Brookbank of the Vancouver Canucks exchange punches during a fight in the first period of a November 2005 game in Vancouver, Canada.
Jeff Vinnick Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:51 pm

Derek Boogaard didn't make it to the National Hockey League because he was a great hockey player. He wasn't especially fast, and he rarely scored a goal. But in skates, he stood nearly 7 feet tall, and he was close to 300 pounds. Considered by many the toughest guy in the NHL, Boogaard was an enforcer, and his job was to fight.

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Sports
2:52 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Baseball Roundup: Jeter's Farewell, Playoffs, Long Games

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:51 pm

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Global Health
2:26 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

New Ebola Coordinator Says U.S. Response Will Be 'Combined' Effort

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:51 pm

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Law
2:15 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Obama Administration Eager To Find Holder's Successor

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:51 pm

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Cities Project
2:12 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

After Hurricane Sandy, N.J. Cities Rethink Proximity To The Water

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:51 pm

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Now to the NPR City's Project.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: We have to make sure that our cities are safe.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: How are we going to maintain a city?

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #3: Location, location, location.

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World
9:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

"Today's anti-Westernism is a reaction to yesterday's racism," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.
Jason DeCrow AP

Iran's president brought an unsettling message to the United Nations on Thursday: Middle Eastern terrorism has been globalized, in part thanks to mistakes made by Western powers, and the threat cannot be eliminated by outside force alone.

President Hassan Rouhani, feted at last year's U.N. General Assembly as a welcome change from his combative predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told the world body that his part of the world is "burning in the fire of extremism and radicalism."

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Arts & Life
9:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Plaster casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces (top row), new sculpted faces (bottom row), and final masks (on the table) sit in the studio of Anna Coleman Ladd in 1918.
American Red Cross Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution

Sometimes art can change how people see the world. But Anna Coleman Ladd made art that changed how the world saw people.

It was World War I, and soldiers were coming home from the battlefield with devastating injuries. Those who survived were often left with disfigured faces.

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Law
9:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Victories For LGBT, Civil Rights Among Holder's Legacy

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Book Reviews
3:43 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 9:12 am

Some short-story writers seem to feel the need to show as many different sides of themselves as possible in one book: tough, tender, minimalist, maximalist, funny, sad. But in her new collection of stories, Margaret Atwood emphasizes one particular Atwood quality, which, for lack of a better word, I'll call "wicked." (Though let's be sure not to confuse the writer with her characters.)

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Middle East
3:43 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Second Round Of Airstrikes In Syria Target Oil Assets

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 1:29 pm

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Politics
3:11 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says under certain conditions, he would support a higher minimum wage in his state.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 4:15 pm

Here's another entry in the strange bedfellows political show, 2014 edition: As Election Day gets closer, some Republicans in battleground races seem to be moving to the center on a number of issues. Their latest sea change is the minimum wage.

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Television
2:27 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Network TV's Fall Lineup Distinguished By Diversity

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 4:14 pm

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Law
2:27 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

As Election Nears, Voting Laws Still Unclear In Some States

Voters walk to an early voting site to cast their ballots on Aug. 11 in Miami. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Ohio upheld a decision extending early voting in that state. Meanwhile, as Election Day nears, courts are still considering cases about early voting in North Carolina, and voter ID requirements in Texas and Wisconsin.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 9:12 am

Midterm elections are less than six weeks away, but the rules for voting in some states are still unclear. This week alone, courts have been considering challenges to voter ID requirements in Texas and Wisconsin, and whether limits on early voting in North Carolina should stay in place. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court panel in Ohio upheld a decision extending early voting in that state, although state officials say they'll appeal.

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Religion
2:27 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Vatican Arrests One Of Its Own On Child Sex Abuse Charges

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 4:14 pm

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Goats and Soda
5:16 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

A World Health Organization worker trains nurses how to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Michael Duff AP

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 6:55 pm

Two of the world's top health organizations released predictions Tuesday warning how bad the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could get.

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization agree that the epidemic is speeding up. But the CDC's worst-case scenario is a jaw-dropper: If interventions don't start working soon, as many as 1.4 million people could be infected by Jan. 20, the agency reported in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Shots - Health News
3:20 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

David Combs, an insurance broker in Kentucky, wound up benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, even though early on he had figured the law would put brokers out of business.
Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 4:33 pm

David Combs has been a health insurance broker in London, Ky., for more than 15 years. When the Affordable Care Act became law, he read it, from cover to cover. Then he sold his agency.

The mainstay of his business had been selling insurance coverage to small companies, and, the way he saw it, here was the government, stepping in and offering to sell it online instead. Combs and many others thought brokers would go the way of travel agents, no longer needed in a do-it-yourself online marketplace.

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Middle East
3:20 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Thousands Of Syrian Kurds Fleeing Islamic State

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