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Obama's U.N. Speech Aims To Enlist Others In Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Counsel.

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Why Some Federal Agencies Panic This Time Of Year

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Analysis finds that federal agencies green-light projects in late September to fund them before the fiscal year expires. And quality suffers, compared with projects approved at other times of year.

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U.S. Airstrikes Against Islamic State Lift Moral In Mosul

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Now that the U.S. is conducting airstrikes in Syria, what are Iraqis in areas threatened by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, saying about how U.S. airstrikes have worked against the group there?

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Syrian Refugees Overwhelm World Food Program's Resources

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

It costs $35 million a week to feed Syrian refugees but the coffers are almost bare. Steve Inskeep talks to Mohannad Hadi of the World Food Program about the looming food shortage for Syrian refugees.

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Now This: Ferrari Recall

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

Ferrari is recalling one of its flashiest sports cars, the 458. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish explain why.

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Without Innovative Action, Ebola Could Be Entrenched In West Africa

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:05am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that West Africa could have more than a million cases of Ebola by the end of January 2015 — if nothing is done to slow down the epidemic.

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In This Year Of Ebola, A Montana YMCA Is Its Brother's Keeper

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:03am

Big aid agencies are gearing up to help Ebola-ravaged countries. Small communities are also pitching in. The Y in Missoula, for example, is raising money to help the Y in Freetown.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:02am

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the owner of the Atlanta Hawks' controversial efforts to market the team to white audiences.

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Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:01am

Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books. Author Dav Pilkey says his tighty-whities-clad hero teaches kids a healthy lesson about questioning authority.

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Obama Emphasizes Coalition In Comments On Syrian Strikes

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:16pm

President Obama spoke about airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday morning, moments before he left for New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Starbucks Tests Drink That Tastes Like Stout Beer

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:57am

The Dark Barrel Latte is topped with whipped cream and a dark caramel sauce, but contains no actual alcohol. The beer flavored coffee is only available in a few places.

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Rearchers Find New Species Of Mushrooms

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 5:47am

Using a DNA scanner, researchers in London found three mushrooms with no scientific names. They were in a typical package of mushrooms for sale in a supermarket.

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Baseball's Regular Season Winds Down, Playoffs Days Away

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

A handful of Major League Baseball teams have clinched their divisions — others are in tight races. This is the final week of baseball's regular season.

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U.S., Allies Hit islamic State Targets In Syria

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

The Pentagon says Islamic State targets in Syria were pounded using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk sea-based missiles. We examine the regional impact of the strikes on ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

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Meet The Johnsons, TV's 'Black-ish' Family

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

One new fall TV offering is getting a lot of buzz. Black-ish takes a look a middle-class black suburban family. The show airs in the same month The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

Multiple crises could be difficult for diplomats to make priorities with so many key issues at stake: the Ebola crisis, terrorism in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine — just to name a few.

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House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.

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Newark Looks To Street Signs To Cut Down On Crime

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

The New Jersey city is installing hundreds of street signs with phrases like "Follow Dreams, Not Crowds." Artist Killy Kilford launches the art partnership "Love Up Guns Down" next month.

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Islamic State Targets Hit In Syria, Pentagon Says

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

The U.S. and its allies expanded the assault against the Islamic State. The Pentagon says targets inside Syria were hit for the first time. The attacks are focused on ISIS assets around Raqqa.

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Meet The Johnsons, TV's 'Black-ish' Family

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:04am

One new fall TV offering is getting a lot of buzz. Black-ish takes a look a middle-class black suburban family. The show airs in the same month The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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