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British Runner Leaps Feet-First Into Marriage

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:14am

Ben Chudley used a GPS app and a very indirect jog to spell out a message to his girlfriend: Will You Marry Me? Luckily, she didn't run the other way.

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In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

In a desperate playoff push, the Cleveland Browns are bringing heralded rookie Johnny Manziel off the bench to take over as the team's quarterback. But not everyone is sold on him saving the season.

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House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Passing the spending package took intense lobbying from the president to get 60 Democrats on board, and persistence by soon-to-be-Speaker John Boehner to fend off the most Republican representatives.

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Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Maria Isabel de la Paz is an American citizen who grew up in Mexico, but her birth certificate was dismissed at border checkpoints. The ACLU says too few of these cases see the inside of a courtroom.

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To Enjoy 'Exodus,' Don't Take It As Seriously As It Takes Itself

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Director Ridley Scott's take on the story of Moses is half solemn, half silly — and not so far an evolution from Charlton Heston's The Ten Commandments as it would like to believe.

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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

For TV writers, "enhanced interrogation" are just one more storytelling device. But has its surefire success in shows like 24 influenced how and when real-life interrogators employ torture?

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Time In A U.S.-Run Detention Center Helped Islamic State Leadership

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Of the 25 members of the Islamic State's military council, 17 were held for months or even years at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq. An ISIS leader says discussions there were instrumental to the group.

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Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders 'On The Ropes'

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Officials and experts say the sanctions will be targeted at officials involved in a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters this year, and won't make life even harder for average Venezuelans.

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As Ebola Epidemic Cooled, Officials Raced To Contain A Sudden Hot Spot

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Just over a week ago, officials noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola might be spreading undetected in Sierra Leone's remote diamond mining district of Kono.

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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.

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Kabul Postcard: A Neighborhood In Transistion

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

As NPR Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry wraps up his assignment, he assesses the change in his neighborhood, which has gone from dirt streets to upscale shopping centers.

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.

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After Ruling In Favor Of Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

The decision upheld a new law that requires aggregators to pay Spanish news outlets for linking to their content. But Google's choice could hurt those sites, limiting their global reach and influence.

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Former Officer: Policing Takes Patience, But Black Suspects Get Little

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Eric Adams, now the Brooklyn Borough president, was beaten by cops as a teenager. He kept that a secret and became an officer himself, to try to change the police force from inside.

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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.

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Medical Mystery: Why Did Ebola Pop Up In A Remote Mining District?

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Just over a week ago, officials in Sierra Leone noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola suddenly seemed to be spreading in Kono District, a land of towering mountains and muddy diamond mines.

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Walk In The Steps, If Not In The Image, Of A Communist Hero

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:12am

Che Guevara championed the proletariat against the forces of capitalism in South America. His son champions making $3,000 a head leading a fancified recreation of dad's bare-bones motorcycle voyage.

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For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Johnnie Walker Black Label has teamed up with an Edinburgh university to invent cloth that emits a subtle aroma of liquor, a scent the researchers say some find attractive.

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Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Welcome to the first meeting of NPR's new book club! We're reading Hector Tobar's account of 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine. Send us your questions; we may read them on-air.

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Solar Storm: Rooftop Panels Spark Fights Between Utilities, Startups

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.

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