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Halloween Twitter War Pits Conan O'Brien Against Madeleine Albright

38 min 7 sec ago

Comedian Conan O'Brien tweeted that for Halloween he'd dress as "Slutty Madeleine Albright." The diplomat replied: "I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien — but that might be too far fetched."

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Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

43 min 30 sec ago

In a question-and-answer session in China, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed that he's conversant in Mandarin — but far from perfect. He doesn't quite have his tone down.

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Georgia Democrat Seeks Republican Votes To Keep His Seat

51 min 54 sec ago

As the last white Democrat in the deep South, Congressman John Barrow is perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

51 min 54 sec ago

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

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Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

51 min 54 sec ago

The World Series resumes Friday the first in San Francisco. The Giants have won two rings in five years — 2010 and 2012 — and they're working on a third.

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Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

51 min 54 sec ago

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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With Biden By His Side, Maine Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

51 min 54 sec ago

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

51 min 54 sec ago

A physician who had returned to New York from Guinea, where he treated Ebola patients, has tested positive for the virus. David Greene speaks with NPR's Richard Harris about the case.

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Message From Documentary 'Citizenfour': Be Afraid (Of Surveillance)

51 min 54 sec ago

Ken Turan reviews the documentary Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and his decision to leak information about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.

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Canada Re-evaluates Security After Shooting In Ottawa

51 min 54 sec ago

The Canadian government says it will increase surveillance and provide the security forces with more authority to detain suspects after Wednesday's shooting in the capital, Ottawa. NPR's Jackie Northam joins us with the latest.

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

51 min 54 sec ago

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

51 min 54 sec ago

A man who robbed a bank when he was a high school honor student sits down with a customer who was in the bank that day.

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

51 min 54 sec ago

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

51 min 54 sec ago

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

51 min 54 sec ago

The last tobacco subsidy payments go to tobacco farmers at the end of this month. The government program was intended to help growers transition out of a Depression-era tobacco price-fixing system.

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:31am

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

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How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:30am

A music box with a figurine of Vladimir Putin is expected to be auctioned in Germany for several million dollars. The box, made by world-renowned puppet maker Christian Bailly, plays a Russian Waltz.

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Wave Away Math Homework With An App

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:21am

Wired reviewed the math homework app PhotoMath, which lets you use a smartphone camera to solve math problems.

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With Bears On The Streets, Canadian Town Cancels Halloween

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Polar bears have been wandering the streets of Arviat in northern Canada more than usual this season. The town has canceled Halloween in fear of unwelcome trick-or-treaters.

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Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.

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