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Around the Nation
5:01 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus

Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.

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Sports
4:59 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:15 am

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Parallels
4:40 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

A still from the surveillance camera footage shows the fainting man (top left and bottom right) lying alone in a subway car, as the few remaining occupants hurry away.
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One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car.

The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to help.

When the train arrived at the next station, hundreds rushed out, nearly trampling each other.

The incident was captured on closed-circuit cameras. Tens of millions in China have now seen the images, which have rekindled a long-running debate among Chinese about their national character as well as trust and fear in modern society.

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3:42 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:15 am

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NPR Story
2:58 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:15 am

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NPR Story
2:58 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:15 am

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NPR Story
2:58 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:15 am

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Europe
4:31 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:22 am

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Around the Nation
3:29 am
Fri August 29, 2014

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

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 6:00 am

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Good Morning. I'm David Greene. Packs of beer - they come in all sizes. There's your four-pack of craft brews, standard six-pack or party-sized 24-pack. And now this - Steve, will you sing along with me?

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Around the Nation
3:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 6:00 am

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3:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:20 am

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NPR Story
3:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Student Attendance Drops At College Football Games

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 6:00 am

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Animals
5:20 am
Thu August 28, 2014

China Accuses Panda Of Faking Pregnancies To Get Treats

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Sports
4:40 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 5:20 am

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Politics
3:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 5:20 am

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Around the Nation
3:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Ex-Assistant Pleads Guilty To Art Theft

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 5:20 am

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NPR Story
3:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 5:20 am

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3:02 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Get A Russian Mortgage, Get A Cat

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 5:20 am

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Europe
4:32 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:15 am

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Around the Nation
4:22 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:15 am

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Business
3:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts --” and also sandwiches and pastries.
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Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 10:59 am

Never heard of Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain that U.S. fast-food chain Burger King recently announced it was buying? In Canada, that's like asking an American, "What's Starbucks?"

The brand affectionately called Timmy's is everywhere in Canada. Tim Hortons has more than 3,000 stores across Canada as well as about 600 in the U.S.

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Research News
3:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:15 am

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3:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:15 am

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Business
9:47 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Burger King Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:22 am

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Around the Nation
5:49 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Naked Campers Told To Put Clothes On

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 9:47 am

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Around the Nation
5:49 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Town's Marshal Quits. Was It Because Of Aliens?

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 9:47 am

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Parallels
4:18 am
Tue August 26, 2014

In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at Delhi's Red Fort on India's Independence Day, Aug. 15, where he said that religious and caste strife was blocking India'€™s progress. However, newly empowered Hindu nationalists are asserting their ideology and agenda.
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Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 10:27 am

There are signs of rising tensions between India's Hindu and Muslim communities since Narendra Modi, a self-avowed Hindu nationalist, took power as prime minister in May. Most of the small skirmishes have played out in India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh, or UP.

There, Hindu nationalists from Modi's BJP Party have seized on charges of an alleged forced religious conversion to say that Hindu India is under siege.

District party leader Sanjay Prajapati says the Muslim community has harmed the Hindu community, India's largest.

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2:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 9:47 am

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2:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 9:47 am

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2:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 9:47 am

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Well, this talk of cartoon characters brings us to the last word in Business. It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a super-expensive Superman.

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