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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:49am

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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Taylor Swift Sells White Noise In Canada

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:13am

A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.

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Problem With The Product: Mom Protests 'Breaking Bad' Merchandise

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:07am

Toys R Us has given up selling figures based on the show Breaking Bad. A Florida mom protested the making of toys based on the story of a dying teacher who becomes a meth dealer.

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The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

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

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

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

The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City's streak of eight-straight wins.

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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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