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In Quest To End Homelessness, Some Developers Are Going High-End

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:35am

Combating homelessness isn't just about shelter. Lately, some affordable housing projects are getting decidedly upscale — to help residents heal, adjust and build bonds with their new neighbors.

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Shop That Only Sells Caffeine-Free Coffee Opens In NYC

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:58am

The pop-up shop in Manhattan promotes "the art of coffee without the caffeine," the Washington Post reports. The New York Eater calls it, "the first sign of the cultural apocalypse.

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At Pennsylvania Resort, Vacationers May Ski Uphill

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:40am

Skiers making their way uphill won't have to pay for a lift ticket. They will, however, have to pay for a pass to allow them up the slope, according to the Daily American newspaper.

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Presidential Debate Quandary: What's At Stake For Networks And Candidates?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republican presidential candidates are in a fury over the way debates have run this year. They are negotiating independent of the party with TV networks, making fairly specific editorial demands.

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Iraqi Politician Ahmad Chalabi Dies Of A Heart Attack

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

Prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who supported the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, died of a heart attack, according to an Iraqi TV report. He was in his early 70s.

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Trump, Carson Campaigns Build Ground Support In Iowa

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

The political world long doubted that Donald Trump and Ben Carson, unorthodox presidential candidates, were building traditional campaign infrastructure. On the ground in Iowa, it sure looks that way.

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TransCanada Suspends U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

TransCanada, which has been pushing for the U.S. to allow a new pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico, has asked the State Department to pause its review.

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EPA Widens Investigation Into VW Emissions Cheating Scandal

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

U.S. regulators have announced that software designed to cheat on emissions tests have been found in an additional 10,000 vehicles. A total of 7 models from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are involved.

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Vatican Arrests 2 In Leaked Documents Investigation

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

The two had served on a now defunct financial overhaul commission. Past efforts to curb corruption at the Holy See have fueled intrigue.

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Investigators Probe Crash Of Russian Airliner In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

As speculation continues about what caused a Russian airliner to crash over the weekend, airline investigators and industry analysts say such investigations are meticulous and painstakingly slow.

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Landfill Fire Threatens Nuclear Waste Site Outside St. Louis

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:05am

There's no barrier between the underground chemical reaction and nearby radioactive waste. Federal, state and local officials disagree about the danger it poses; residents are confused and concerned.

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Florida Republicans Weigh In On Bush-Rubio Battle

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:03am

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tried to jump start his presidential bid in his home state yesterday. In the campaign lately, he's been battling his political protege, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Families React to NPR's Reporting Of Secret Mustard Gas Testing

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:58am

The World War II U.S. military experiments exposed more than 60,000 American troops. But because it was classified, many family members of veterans never learned the details of what happened.

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If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:51am

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.

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John Irving Always Knows Where He's Going

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:46am

Irving's latest novel is Avenue of Mysteries. He tells NPR's Lynn Neary that he thinks about each book for a long time — and he doesn't start writing until he knows what the ending will be.

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Give A Donation, Ask For Naming Rights

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:45am

In New York, a billionaire couple asked a college be renamed in their honor after donating $20 million. One expert says the request reflects a new trend among the mega-rich.

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The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:03am

General Assembly offers high tech training face-to-face. Google and the Department of Education are paying attention.

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Poll Finds Americans, Especially Millennials, Moving Away From Religion

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:03pm

A survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily, and attend church regularly is declining.

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What We Know, And Don't Know, About The Plane Crash In Egypt

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:13am

Jim Hall, a former National Transportation Safety Board official, talks with Steve Inskeep about what's known about the crash of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

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Calif. Teen Prodigy Who Published 2 Books Insists He's Not Special

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 6:06am

Moshe Kai Cavalin earned a bachelor's from UCLA in math at age 15 and is taking online classes to get a master's in cybersecurity through Brandeis University. He works for NASA in his spare time.

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