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2:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

October Jobs Data Show Solid Employment Growth

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 2:27 pm

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Here's an irony of the thumping President Obama's party took on Election Day - voters were disappointed with both the president and the country's direction. Yet on the day after the election, the president was able to paint a sunny picture.

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NPR Story
2:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 6:09 am

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And today is decision day in Motor City. A federal judge is set to rule on Detroit's plan to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Quinn Klinefelter from member station WDET has our story.

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Music News
4:37 am
Thu November 6, 2014

AC/DC Drummer Charged In Murder Plot

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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Around the Nation
4:13 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Mom Of 6 Brings New Meaning To The Phrase: Making A Beer Run

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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Media
2:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

'GMA' Cumberbatch Tweet Rankles 'Times' Of London

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 1:16 pm

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

D.C.'s Marijuana Vote Faces Congressional Review

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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Politics
2:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Presidents Claim Partial Responsibility For Midterm Drubbings

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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And let's return to our coverage of the midterm elections here in the U.S. In a press conference yesterday, President Obama spoke of his party's losses at the poll.

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Politics
9:58 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Colorado's Newest Senator, Cory Gardner, On His Agenda

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Let's talk next with one of last night's election winners. Republican Cory Gardner won a Senate seat in Colorado, defeating Democratic Senator Mark Udall. Senator-elect Gardner, welcome to the program.

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Politics
6:41 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Sen. Klobuchar Assesses Voters' Message

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 9:58 am

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Let's hear now from a member of the Democratic Senate majority, which is soon to be a Senate minority. That's Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat in her second term. Welcome to the program.

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Africa
5:39 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Male Egyptian Bus Driver Told He Is Pregnant

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 9:58 am

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Europe
5:39 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Designer Creates A Way For Babies To Snap Selfies

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 9:58 am

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Rep. Schweikert Weighs In On Republican Priorities

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 9:58 am

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NPR Story
3:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 3:10 pm

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Politics
3:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

After 8 Years, Republicans Win Control Of U.S. Senate

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 9:58 am

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There is very little upside for Democrats in yesterday's election results. Think about these names...

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Wendy Davis was a rising Democratic star who lost the Texas governor's race.

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Politics
3:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 9:58 am

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Politics
10:35 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

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On this Election Day, the big question is whether Republicans will take over control of the Senate, a political shakeup with lots of ramifications for what gets done in Washington and how that affects the rest of us.

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Politics
10:35 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

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And let's turn to another state where there's a closely held Senate race, that's the state of New Hampshire. Josh Rogers from New Hampshire Public Radio joins us on the line from Manchester. Josh, good morning.

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Politics
10:02 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:35 am

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Strange News
4:56 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Pilot Should Have Taken A Cab Instead Of Taxiing To A Bar

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:35 am

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Europe
4:20 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Danish National Chamber Orchestra Weeps During Tango

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:35 am

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Remembrances
3:18 am
Tue November 4, 2014

'Car Talk' Executive Producer Remembers Tom Magliozzi

Tom (right) and Ray Magliozzi grew up great friends despite a 12-year age gap between them. Both graduated from MIT before going into the car repair business.
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Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:31 pm

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Technology
3:11 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Apple's Siri Helps Autistic Teen With Communication Skills

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:35 am

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We are about to hear from an author who wrote a love letter to a machine. Judith Newman wrote in The New York Times that a talking phone made life easier for her 13-year-old son, Gus, who has autism. Now Judith Newman brings her story to us.

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Africa
2:58 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida, named by Burkina Faso's army as interim leader following the ousting of President Blaise Compaore, leaves after a meeting with diplomats on Sunday in the capital Ouagadougou.
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Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 10:35 am

The African Union has given the new military authorities in Burkina Faso two weeks to hand power back to civilians, or face sanctions.

This follows the abrupt resignation of the president last week, after days of street protests opposed to him trying to prolong his 27-year rule.

Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida, from the elite presidential guard, is the new interim military leader after a brief power struggle within the army.

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Remembrances
2:58 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Popular 'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 5:37 am

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Animals
4:37 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Utah Courthouse Goes Batty

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:00 am

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Animals
4:22 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Scientists Find Sneaky Way To Check Penguins' Vital Signs

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:00 am

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Politics
3:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell Has More Than Most Riding On Midterm Elections

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky waves while riding with his wife Elaine Chao in the Hopkins County Veterans Day Parade on Sunday in Madisonville. McConnell remains locked in a close race with Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 11:34 am

If Republicans take over the Senate, the man expected to become the next majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The title would be the culmination of a political career spanning more than three decades.

But first, McConnell has to win a sixth Senate term in a state where his popularity's been sagging.

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NPR Story
3:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

U.N. Report Warns Of 'Irreversible' Damage To Earth's Climate

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:57 pm

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3:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Dozens Killed In Blast Along India-Pakistan Border

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:00 am

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A routine ceremony yesterday turned deadly on the border between Pakistan and India. A suicide bombing there killed at least 54 people and injured more than a hundred - more now from NPR's Philip Reeves.

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Politics
3:04 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Politics In Colorado Shift With Demographics

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 8:39 am

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All right, one of the states Cokie mentioned there, Colorado. Our colleague Steve Inskeep has been meeting with voters there. It is the scene of an intense Senate race and the state also mirrors the way the nation is evolving.

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