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College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.

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Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

A couple of nights ago, in the pre-dawn hours, Larry King took his Twitter followers on a personal tour of the inside of his own head. It all started at 1:40 a.m. with a simple declaration.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

A lawsuit in Georgia claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Lawyers say they belong to new African-American, Latino and Asian-American voters. But state officials say all applications have been processed.

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Weeks before the November election, a Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications — mainly from black, Latino and Asian-American voters — are missing.

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The Crime That Has Shocked Pakistan

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Abdul Sattar Edhi and his foundation are synonymous with humanitarian work in Pakistan. But that didn't keep the foundation from being robbed of more than $1 million, provoking widespread outrage.

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

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Airbag Recall Affects Millions Of Americans

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Owners of vehicles with Japanese Takata airbags have been told to replace them immediately. David Greene speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News about the airbag recall.

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Thieves In Karachi Target Foundation Working For The Destitute

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

The Edhi Foundation — synonymous with humanitarian work — was robbed over the weekend in Karachi. Over $1 million was stolen. Pakistanis are shocked that the respected group would be the target of such a crime.

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Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:22am

As a condition for further assistance in fighting the Islamic State, Turkey has requested the creation of a buffer zone just south of its border with Syria. Some U.S. officials are also calling for this, along with a no-fly zone.

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Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:26pm

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:09pm

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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When Women Stopped Coding

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:54am

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:45am

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

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Chinese Telecom Company Offers To Make Pockets iPhone-Sized

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:15am

China Unicom's tailor has set up a sewing machine, ready to alter concerned customers' pants so that the larger version of the phone will fit in their pockets.

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Is That A Spoonful Of Spooky Cereal In Your Beer?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:10am

In Fort Collins, Colo., Black Bottle Brewery employees went into two stores and bought their entire inventory of Count Chocula cereal. The brewery says the cereal will go into a series of beers.

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How To Pick An English Name (Tip: Stay Away From Food)

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

China Central Television has a guide for helping people pick alternative English names for those studying the language or working for international firms. Among its warnings: "Many Chinese like to pick names that are in fact, not names."

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Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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Who Are The Kurds And What's Their Role In Mideast Politics?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

The Kurds are now regularly mentioned in the news about the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But who are they, where do they live and why do Americans need to care? Steve Inskeep turns to NPR's Deb Amos to explain this complicated ethnic group.

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