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All Tech Considered
4:23 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
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Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 1:27 pm

On Monday, Apple is rolling out a new way to pay: a digital wallet called Apple Pay. Millions of people with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be able to tap — rather than swipe — at the register.

The move could be a major change in how we shop. Or it could end up as a blip on the map that fades away, as other "mobile wallets" have in the past.

Here are some questions you might be asking:

I have a leather wallet in my back pocket. Am I going to have it a year from now, given this mobile-wallet revolution?

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Asia
3:07 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:21 am

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Strange News
2:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 5:21 am

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Religion
2:23 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

Pope Francis attends a session of the two-week synod at the Vatican that wrapped up over the weekend. The usually predictable event produced a robust debate among the bishops on how the Catholic Church should deal with gays as well as Catholics who are divorced or remarried.
Gregorio Borgia AP

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 12:39 pm

Over the past few decades, assemblies of Roman Catholic bishops meeting in Rome, known as synods, have been predictable events that have always upheld the viewpoints of the reigning pope.

But with the widely popular Pope Francis, nothing is predictable.

A two-week-long synod on family issues that wound up this weekend was tumultuous, and the results showed a church deeply divided over how to deal with gays and with divorced and remarried Catholics.

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Politics
2:23 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

People hold signs, including some reading "America is ready for marriage," at a same-sex marriage victory celebration on Oct. 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. America may be ready, but Republicans aren't: Rising popular support for same-sex marriage is posing a problem for the GOP.
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Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 10:24 am

When social norms change, sometimes they change so fast it's hard to keep up.

Only 10 years ago, ballot initiatives opposing gay marriage were helping Republicans win elections. But two weeks ago, when the Supreme Court effectively cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage, the response from Republican leaders was deafening silence.

They were so quiet, some wondered whether the culture wars had finally ended with a Republican defeat.

Gary Bauer, a longtime social conservative activist, thinks that's nonsense.

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Around the Nation
5:20 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. Election Guide Uses Upside-Down Flag

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

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Europe
3:24 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Hot Dog Suit Costs Irish Movie Theater $25,000

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

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Sports
3:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Wild Card Teams, Giants And Royals, To Meet In World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

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NPR Story
3:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

White House Sharpens Focus On ISIS Moves In Anbar Province

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:46 pm

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Education
10:03 am
Thu October 16, 2014

LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:09 am

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Shots - Health News
8:37 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas.
Juan Carlos Llorca AP

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:24 am

Texans on both sides of the abortion issue are taking stock after the U.S. Supreme Court intervened in a lawsuit over a state law that would require clinics that provide abortion services to conform to standards for ambulatory surgery centers.

The court issued an order late Tuesday saying 13 Texas clinics that had to close can reopen their doors for now.

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Builder Constructs Home On Wrong Lot

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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Around the Nation
5:22 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Restaurant Dedicated To Mac And Cheese Opens In Los Angeles

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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NPR Story
3:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Justice Department's Civil Rights Division To Get Interim Leader

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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President Obama has filled a politically sensitive job at the Justice Department.

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When the department examines voter ID laws the job falls to its civil rights division.

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NPR Story
3:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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This almost never happens; President Obama has canceled travel plans. He famously holds to his schedule while managing urgent news, but he will stay in Washington, we're told, to oversee the response to Ebola.

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Race
3:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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NPR Story
3:34 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 10:32 am

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And now this - the Kansas City Royals still have not lost a playoff baseball game since 1985. Of course, for 28 consecutive seasons since that World Series victory in '85, they did not have any post-season games at all.

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Book News & Features
6:59 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

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Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

The National Book Awards shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition by Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of Miami Book Fair International and former president of the American Booksellers Association. Read more about each of the finalists below.

Media
5:17 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

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Around the Nation
5:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

113-Year-Old Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

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Book News & Features
3:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

National Book Award Finalists To Be Announced

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

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NPR Story
3:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged In Sexual Assault

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 4:45 pm

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Europe
3:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

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Politics
3:01 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Originally published on Wed October 15, 2014 12:18 pm

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Around the Nation
5:21 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Astros' Turnaround Costs Furniture Mogul

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 6:00 am

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Animals
5:07 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Missing Parrot Returns But Doesn't Speak English Anymore

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 6:00 am

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Police In Hong Kong Clear More Barricades From Protest Areas

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 6:00 am

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue October 14, 2014

School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 6:00 am

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NPR Story
3:09 am
Tue October 14, 2014

How Presidential Speeches Have Changed Over Time

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 7:29 am

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