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Locket Leads To Identity Of Unknown Soldier

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:06am

He fell on the fields of France in 1918 along with a locket containing a strand of hair and inscribed with the name of his sweetheart in Canada. He will now get a full military funeral.

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Murder-For-Hire Charge Dropped Against Drummer For AC/DC

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:02am

Prosecutors in New Zealand have dropped murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd because of a lack of evidence.

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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Over the past decades, the face of manufacturing in the U.S. has changed. In the future, the pool of manufacturing workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with their on-the-job education.

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Economists Expect Jobs Data To Show Solid Employment Growth

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

On Friday, the Labor Department releases the October employment report. Economists think employers added about 230,000 jobs to payrolls last month. The unemployment rate is expected to stay the same at 5.9 percent.

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Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.

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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

A federal appeals court has upheld laws that ban marriage between people of the same sex. A panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee are constitutional. Four other federal appeals courts have found such bans unconstitutional. The conflict in appeals court rulings significantly increases the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue.

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'Interstellar' Is Christopher Nolan's Space-Time Epic

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Interstellar" — the new space epic from director Christopher Nolan.

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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 tourists had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders To White House Lunch

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, a first step toward bridging differences after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

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Congressional Leaders To Be Briefed On Fight Against ISIS

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

President Obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. The general overseeing the campaign against militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, will brief them.

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Coalition Against Militants In Syria Widens Its Campaign

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Air strikes hit the Syrian province of Idlib, near the Turkish border Thursday. It was the second time the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria widened its target.

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China's Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos.

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:36am

The Chinese island is renowned as a gambling capital and a place to launder cash. An anti-graft campaign has driven away high rollers and others dependent on its shady financial services.

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Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:30am

In an update to a 2011 StoryCorps interview, Ret. Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, whose wife died disarming an IED, and Sgt. Mary Dague, who lost both arms in Iraq, both say they are happy now.

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10 Years After Battle For Fallujah, Marines Reflect On 'Iconic Fight'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:29am

The six-week battle to retake the city from insurgents was the fiercest during the Iraq War. Almost 100 Americans died; 600 others were injured. Veterans commemorated the anniversary on Friday.

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OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:27am

Morning Edition hosts recount and replay some of our less-than-perfect moments on the air.

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How A Tilt Toward Safety Stopped A Scientist's Virus Research

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:27am

The U.S. government has stopped some experiments with dangerous viruses, saying the risks need to be reconsidered. Key work in one scientist's lab have been halted.

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The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:26am

Baymax, the lovable robot in the new Disney movie, was inspired by inflatable robots being developed at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

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AC/DC Drummer Charged In Murder Plot

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:37am

New Zealand police say only that they charged Phill Rudd with attempting to procure murder. You may know AC/DC from their song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

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Mom Of 6 Brings New Meaning To The Phrase: Making A Beer Run

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:11am

Chris Kimbrough set a women's record running the beer mile. You run four laps around a track, stopping before each lap to drink a beer. Video shows her, at age 44, finishing in 6:28.6.

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'GMA' Cumberbatch Tweet Rankles 'Times' Of London

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep reports on how ABC's Good Morning America got itself in trouble with London's The Times newspaper.

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