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Education
11:47 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

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U.S.
11:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

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Around the Nation
4:59 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

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Around the Nation
4:52 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Suspect's Cologne Gives Him Away To Police K-9 Unit

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The Salt
4:40 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

University of Illinois student Stanley Dayan (from left) and Chabad Jewish Center employees Mordy Kurtz and Yosef Peysin work at the center's kosher food stand in 2013 at the university's State Farm Center basketball arena in Champaign, Ill.
David Mercer AP

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 11:46 am

Many millennials — people born after 1980 — have embraced vintage items: vinyl records, thick-framed glasses ... and now, dietary laws.

"I'm 21 years old, and, yes, I do keep kosher," says Lisa Faulds.

She says she ate whatever she wanted growing up: "bacon, ham, all that fun stuff. Seafood, shellfish."

But that all stopped a few months ago.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher.

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Politics
3:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Republicans see a chance for a takeover of the Senate this November, and they are hoping the path to victory leads through Michigan. That's where six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is retiring.

Even though Democrats dominate the state in the presidential elections, the GOP does much better in midterms when voter turnout is lower.

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Politics
3:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

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3:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

China Sentences Professor Accused Of Separatist Activities

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The Hong Kong protests come while China's government cracks down on another movement. They're the Uighers of western China.

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3:06 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

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Europe
5:17 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

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Around the Nation
5:17 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

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Movie Reviews
3:23 am
Mon September 29, 2014

'Equalizer' Devotes Time To Character Development, Graphic Violence

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in The Equalizer.
Scott Garfield Sony Pictures

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:17 am

When star Denzel Washington and director Anton Fuqua collaborated on 2001's Training Day, the film won Washington an Oscar and changed the trajectory of his career. Now they are together again.

The Equalizer is unapologetic in its excessive, frequently grotesque violence. But because it's got Denzel Washington as its star, it's more interested in character development than you might guess.

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NPR Story
2:48 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Aleppo Residents Trapped Between Syrian Forces And ISIS Militants

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2:48 am
Mon September 29, 2014

White House And GOP-Controlled House Appear To Agree On ISIS Strategy

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Television
5:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

'Saturday Night Live' Begins Season 40 This Weekend

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Tomorrow night, one of television's best-known shows marks a milestone.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Live from New York.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Live from New York.

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Europe
5:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Underground Beer Pipeline Solves Traffic Issue

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Europe
5:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Slot Machine Win Helps Man Avoid Prison

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The Two-Way
8:58 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 6:29 am

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Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

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Around the Nation
5:01 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Harpist Finds Zoo's Primates A Captive Audience

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Space
5:01 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship

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Research News
3:05 am
Thu September 25, 2014

For Police, A Debate Over Force, Cop Culture And Confrontation

New York City police officers stand guard in Times Square earlier this month after a blog affiliated with the so-called Islamic State militants mentioned the area as a target for bombing.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Protests in Ferguson and New York this summer rekindled an old debate about how American police use force.

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NPR Story
3:05 am
Thu September 25, 2014

U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS' Oil Refineries

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 10:26 am

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NPR Story
3:05 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Ground Forces Needed To Play A Role In Strategy Against ISIS

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Here's what the U.S. has used against ISIS - or ISIL - an air offensive with powerful weapons and allies.

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Here's what the U.S. has not built up against ISIS in Syria - any credible ground force.

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Children's Health
3:05 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Respiratory Disease Affects Hundreds Of U.S. Kids

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World
11:31 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Obama Challenges U.N. To Confront World's Conflicts

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Europe
6:01 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Rural English Family Uses Doorbell To Find Lost Dog

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Around the Nation
6:01 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Uber Criticized For Surge Pricing

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NPR Story
3:05 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

Originally published on Wed September 24, 2014 11:31 am

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We're going to find out now more about the Obama administration's climate plans from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Secretary Moniz, welcome to the program.

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Religion
3:05 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Vatican Arrests Former Archbishop On Child Abuse Charges

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