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Algerian Extremists Kill French Hostage

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:26pm

Algerian extremists have killed a French hostage that they've been holding since Sunday. France's president condemned the murder but said it wouldn't change the policy of attacking Islamist militants.

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Remembering Christopher Hogwood, An Evangelist For Early Music

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:07pm

The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died Wednesday at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.

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Obama Challenges U.N. To Confront World's Conflicts

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:30pm

President Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that the world stands at a crossroads between war and peace. NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Audie Cornish from New York City.

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Rural English Family Uses Doorbell To Find Lost Dog

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:40am

After the border terrier was missing for days, family members took their doorbell and started ringing it down rabbit holes in nearby fields. Deep underground, Henry started barking in response.

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Uber Criticized For Surge Pricing

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:33am

A suburban Denver woman paid $106 for a 20-mile Uber ride to an Elton John concert. But when she had to get back, she discovered Uber wanted $443.

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We Hear From Energery Secretary Ernest Monez

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

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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Vatican Arrests Former Archbishop On Child Abuse Charges

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

Jozef Wesolowski is the first high-ranking Vatican official to face criminal charges for sexually abusing children. Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.

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U.S. Bombs Blunt Islamic State In Iraq, But Haven't Forced Retreat

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

After more than a month of airstrikes by the U.S., the Islamic State is no longer advancing in Iraq. But it hasn't been forced out of any big cities either.

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Can Climate Legislation Pass In Washington's Political Environment?

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

Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.

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World Leaders Consider Ways To Slow Climate Change

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

Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. Tuesday began with speechmaking at the United Nations, and then diplomats spent the afternoon proposing practical solutions. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a new treaty on global warming.

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Authorities Search For Ambush Suspect In Pocono Mountains

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

Hundreds of police are combing the woods for the suspect in an ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police barracks earlier this month, unsettling residents of the quiet village of Canadensis in the Pocono Mountains.

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Vice Media Group Moves Into Television

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

Steve Inskeep interviews Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment company.

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U.S. Airstrikes Also Targeted Al-Qaida Offshoot

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

One terrorist group targeted inside Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group. It was created by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to take advantage of the crisis in Syria.

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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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