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3:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision On Michael Brown Shooting

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 5:58 am

A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will be indicted. The city is on edge as everyone waits for the decision.

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National Security
3:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Report Released On White House Fence Jumper

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

'Godfather' Mansion On The Market For Nearly $3 Million

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 5:58 am

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Fri November 14, 2014

In Myanmar, Obama Holds News Conference With Opposition Leader

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Asia
5:54 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hotel Breaks Simultaneous Breakfast-In-Bed Record

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Europe
5:38 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Led Zeppelin Reunion Story Was Apparently False

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 5:54 am

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Global Health
3:13 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Swiss Health Officials Try New Ways To Combat Ebola

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 5:54 am

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NPR Story
3:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

The injuries Jack Blankenship sustained after a 300-pound rock pinned him to the ground while working in a coal mine prevent him from sitting for long periods of time or walking far. He says he's in constant pain.
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch NPR

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 7:28 am

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured. Read our full report.

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NPR Story
3:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

12 Women Die, Dozens Hospitalized After Sterilization Procedures In India

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 7:37 am

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Strange News
5:04 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Ventriloquist Challenges Gag Order Against His Puppet

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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Around the Nation
4:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Florida Election Officials Don't Bother With Write-In Votes

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Tomas Young, Iraq War Veteran And Activist, Dies At 34

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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Now let's remember an American veteran, Tomas Young, paralyzed in the Iraq War, who became a critic of that war. He died in Seattle, as NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Bush 41 And 43 Share Common Enemy: Saddam Hussein

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Lame-Duck Congress Gets Back To Work After Midterm Elections

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 7:40 am

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Civil Rights Pioneer John Doar Dies At 92

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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Now let's remember a figure from a period of turmoil in the United States. John Doar died yesterday. He was 92. He investigated the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Here's NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

George W. Bush's Book Reflects On Moscow, Ukraine's Revolution

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

Former President George W. Bush discusses how his father dealt with the fall of the Soviet Union, and how his own policies toward former Soviet republics affected the U.S. relationship with Moscow

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Around the Nation
4:54 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Injured Pedestrian Cited For Jaywalking

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Business
4:42 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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Parallels
3:26 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Gen. John F. Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, speaks during a ceremony in Kabul on Aug. 26. Campbell is overseeing the U.S. drawdown in the country after 13 years of war.
Massoud Hossaini AP

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:20 am

As the U.S. military winds down its role in Afghanistan, the U.S. commander there, Gen. John Campbell, says Afghan forces have improved enough to handle the Taliban forces that are still waging war.

The Afghan military is "the strongest institution in Afghanistan," Campbell told NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep in an interview broadcast on Veterans Day.

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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The U.S. and China also say they favor eliminating tariffs on many high-tech products. NPR's Scott Horsley is traveling with the president.

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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Research News
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Movement To Repeal Switchblade Bans Sharpens Its Point

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 8:27 am

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Music News
5:51 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Update: Tales About Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour Weren't True

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:09 am

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History
5:42 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Africa
4:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Suicide Bomber In School Uniform Targets High School

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Author Interviews
4:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Preview: George W. Bush Talks About Politics And His New Book

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Business
3:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Europe
3:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Catalonia Votes For Independence; Spain Says It Won't Happen

Pro-independence demonstrators gather to support the nonbinding informal independence poll in Pamplona, in northern Spain, on Sunday.
Alvaro Barrientos AP

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 11:07 am

Residents of Barcelona and its surrounding region have voted overwhelmingly to break away from Spain and form their own country in Europe. But that doesn't mean it will happen anytime soon.

The northeast Spanish region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, held an unofficial, nonbinding secession vote Sunday — in violation of Spanish law. The poll was administered by some 40,000 volunteers rather than civil servants. It was largely symbolic; Madrid did not recognize its results.

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