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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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NPR Story
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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Digital Life
4:22 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:42 am

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Research News
4:19 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:42 am

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StoryCorps
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, with a taxidermy two-headed duckling.
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Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 10:03 am

Joanna Ebenstein is founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, which features a human skeleton, a pickled possum and a two-headed duckling, among other things. It's in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood.

Ebenstein and her father, Bob, recalled during a recent visit to StoryCorps how ever since childhood, she's been fascinated with things that make most of us squirm, including black widow spiders.

"I used to catch them, and I'd put them in jars," says Joanna, 42.

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Movie Reviews
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:42 am

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And now to a movie review. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been in many memorable films - "Brokeback Mountain," "End Of Watch" - film critic Kenneth Turan, though, says "Nightcrawler" is the best work he's ever done.

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Politics
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:42 am

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Business
9:23 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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Politics
4:28 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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Business
4:17 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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World
3:23 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Thief In Canada Tries To Make His Getaway In Red Canoe

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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Remembrances
2:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

'Lastness': Award-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, BYLINE: And now this. The poet Galway Kinnell has died. He began writing poetry at the end of World War II in a plain-spoken style some compared to Walt Whitman. In his long career, he won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.

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Sports
2:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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U.S.
2:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

American Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern speaks at a post-Sandy press conference on Staten Island, N.Y. But two pastors, who organized much of that area's relief efforts, say they did so without the aid of the Red Cross.
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Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 2:20 pm

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All Tech Considered
4:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Storyful is making a business out of verifying material on social media for journalists and news organizations.
Storyful

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 8:45 am

At most news organizations, journalists celebrate when they get a story in print, on air or online.

At Storyful, editors high-five when they knock a story down.

"We like to think about [Storyful] as the first social news agency," said Mark Little, the company's buoyant CEO. A former television news anchor and correspondent in his native Ireland, Little conceived the company in 2009 after watching the documentation of mounting protests in Iran posted to Flickr and YouTube.

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Around the Nation
4:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Doctor Delivered Baby Who Grew Up To Be His Heart Surgeon

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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World
4:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Court Tells 'Naked Rambler' There Are Other Forms Of Expression

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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Movies
3:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Marvel's Next Films To Have More Diverse Leads

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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And now this.

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GREENE: Comic lovers everywhere can rejoice and start planning ahead. Marvel Entertainment has announced a whole slew of new superhero movies to be released over the next five years.

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Africa
3:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Amid Negotiations With Boko Haram In Nigeria, Violence Continues

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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U.S.
3:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Lava Spills Onto Private Property In Hawaii, Closing In On Homes

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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Europe
4:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Over A Cappuccino, Italian Mayor Wants To Hear Local Concerns

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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Health
4:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Case Against Mandatory Ebola Quarantines For Health Workers

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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Digital Life
4:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Picture This: Emojis Are The New Search Term

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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History
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Officer Killed In Civil War To Receive Medal Of Honor

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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And now this - President Obama will award a long delayed Medal of Honor to a soldier next month. He'll honor Army First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who fought in the Civil War. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.

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Politics
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Money Mixes Up Missouri Circuit-Court Race

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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And now another story of big, political money coming to small-town America. In Cole County, Missouri, a circuit court judge is fighting to stay on the bench. Her challenger was underfunded until he got some outside help. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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World
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Crimean Tatars Pressured To Become Russian Citizens

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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World
4:30 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Ukrainian Parliament Candidate 'Darth Vader' Blocked From Voting

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 5:32 am

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