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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

4 hours 55 min ago

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

4 hours 57 min ago

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

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Remembering The 'Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace'

4 hours 58 min ago

Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.

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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:38pm

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:15pm

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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Billy Joe Shaver On Mountain Stage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:11pm

The influential songwriter and outlaw-country innovator performs new songs and old favorites.

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:28pm

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:39pm

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters. But lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign. So where will the money come from?

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Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic Free

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:11pm

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.

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Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:06pm

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

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With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:00pm

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some will still support their team and express sympathy for the players.

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What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.

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An 'Epilogue' That Makes Sense Of The Chaos Of Memory

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador For A Miscarriage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

When she was 17, Christina Quintanilla miscarried her 7-month-old fetus. After an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion, she faced up to 50 years in prison.

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Taking Stock: NPR's Ferguson Coverage So Far

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:53pm

A break in the protests allows a look at complaints, and at a moving story that still reverberates.

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Thousands March In Russia To Protest Involvement In Ukraine

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:44pm

A peace march in central Moscow on Sunday drew more than 25,000 protesters, objecting to the Russian government's actions in Ukraine.

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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:25pm

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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MOM is headed to Mars!

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday. Julie McCarthy reports on how a country that can barely afford to feed its people justifies a space program.

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Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.

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Perfume Genius' 'Too Bright': Noisy, Provocative And A Little Angry

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:24pm

Music critic Will Hermes reviews the latest album from Perfume Genius, Too Bright.

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