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GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate. The bill had been approved by the Republican-controlled House in May.

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Justice Department Charges Georgia Debt Collector With Fraud

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Williams, Scott & Associates is alleged to have threatened debtors with arrest, criminal charges and the loss of driving privileges. The owner and six employees were arrested.

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Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

As states struggle to obtain lethal drugs necessary to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any pharmacy or drug maker which provide drugs for executions.

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Tension Builds As Ferguson, Mo., Waits For Grand Jury Decision

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.

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U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Federal regulators want car companies to recall millions of cars with suspect air bags made by Takata corporation. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.

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Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa's Ebola Survivors

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Researchers are gearing up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. Three specially equipped bloodmobiles have been shipped to Africa, and they could soon be put to use to produce what's called convalescent serum. This is part of a broader effort to test Ebola therapies in West Africa.

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Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of that is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce, in particular, creates a mountain of waste. We visit a grocery store in the Kansas City suburbs working to reduce the amount of food it wastes.

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Rabbi From Kansas City Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

An attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday, left five dead, and many others wounded. Assailants, armed with guns, knives, and axes, attacked during morning prayers. Three U.S. citizens were among those killed, including Kansas City native Rabbi Kalman Levine.

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Historic Snow Storm Buries Buffalo, N.Y.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Residents opened their doors to find walls of snow. Since it's only November, those die-hard souls should probably brace for more bad weather.

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'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Raises Hackles As Well As Dollars

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

The newest version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" raised a $1 million within a few minutes of its release on Tuesday. Critics say the song still sends the wrong message about Africa.

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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.

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1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:12am

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.

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German Town Uses Neo-Nazi March For Its Benefit

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:48am

Since residents couldn't stop the annual march, officials had it sponsored. For every mile the Nazis marched, companies donated to a support group for neo-Nazis who want out.

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'Orange County Register' Reporters Deliver The News

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:29am

The century old daily has asked for volunteers in the newsroom after a cost-cutting change in distributors. The job description for reporters, in addition to reporting, distribute up to 600 papers.

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Hong Kong Authorities Clear Area In Protest Zone

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Ppolice carried out a court order and peacefully cleared a small section of democracy protesters in downtown. But the bulk of the protest camp remains. The city's protests are nearly 2 months old.

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Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?

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Sierra Leone Colleagues Mourn Dr. Salia Who Succumb To Ebola

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Dr. Martin Salia died at Nebraska Medical Center after being evacuated from Sierra Leone, where he worked as a surgeon in several hospitals. Mourners gathered at 1 of the hospitals where he worked.

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Interracial Couple Concerned How Their Children Will Be Accepte

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

NPR's Michele Norris concludes her conversation with Marc Quarles of Pacific Grove, California. His six words submission to The Race Card Project: "With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone: Thug."

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Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Americans eat only about half of the meat produced by farm animals. But instead of wasting pounds of uneaten meat, meatpackers re-use the rest to produce everything from pet food to lubricants to pharmaceuticals — in a process known as rendering. As part of our series on food waste, we visit a slaughterhouse and rendering facility to examine what some call the original recycling industry.

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Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Encourages Chinese To Stop Buying Ivory

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. His goal is to convince people in his native China not to buy ivory. Yao stars in the upcoming documentary "Saving Africa's Giants With Yao Ming."

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