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Secret Lives Of Teachers: 'Bored Of Education'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:03am

Our series continues with a school administrator who fuses his talent for rapping with his passion for education.

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Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue Leaves Four Dead

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:54am

Assailants armed with a gun, knives and axes attacked worshippers at a Jerusalem Synagogue during morning prayers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to respond "with a heavy hand."

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Hong Kong Authorities Clear Area In Protest Zone

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Ppolice carried out a court order and peacefully cleared a small section of democracy protesters in downtown. But the bulk of the protest camp remains. The city's protests are nearly 2 months old.

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Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?

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Sierra Leone Colleagues Mourn Dr. Salia Who Succumb To Ebola

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Dr. Martin Salia died at Nebraska Medical Center after being evacuated from Sierra Leone, where he worked as a surgeon in several hospitals. Mourners gathered at 1 of the hospitals where he worked.

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Interracial Couple Concerned How Their Children Will Be Accepte

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

NPR's Michele Norris concludes her conversation with Marc Quarles of Pacific Grove, California. His six words submission to The Race Card Project: "With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone: Thug."

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Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Americans eat only about half of the meat produced by farm animals. But instead of wasting pounds of uneaten meat, meatpackers re-use the rest to produce everything from pet food to lubricants to pharmaceuticals — in a process known as rendering. As part of our series on food waste, we visit a slaughterhouse and rendering facility to examine what some call the original recycling industry.

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Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Encourages Chinese To Stop Buying Ivory

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. His goal is to convince people in his native China not to buy ivory. Yao stars in the upcoming documentary "Saving Africa's Giants With Yao Ming."

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Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant Which Lacks Customers?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month as much as 30 percent. That's because residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.

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Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on two living children of Civil War veterans.

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Four Years Living In A War Zone, Syrians Struggle To Get By

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Syrian filmmaker Saeed Albatal, which is a pseudonym he uses because he lives in a war zone. He paints a picture of what daily life is like.

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France Shocked That Frenchman Is Knife-Wielding ISIS Militant

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

French officials have confirmed that at least one Frenchman appears in a video that shows the beheaded bodies of an American aid worker and 18 Syrian soldiers. The discovery has heightened fears over the increasing number of young Europeans going to Syria to fight with extremists.

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Native Americans Urged To Sign Up For Private Insurance

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:06am

The second round of buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has started. Health officials say Native Americans may have much to gain by buying insurance there.

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Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:34am

Kurdish businessman Shihab Shihab decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-feet version of the U.S. presidential residence in Erbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:33am

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:32am

Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.

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Guarding The Ebola Border

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:30am

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.

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4 Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack, Israeli Police Say

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:08am

Police say two attackers walked into the synagogue Tuesday with knives, axes and guns and attacked the worshippers. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police.

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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:38am

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

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Hong Kong Begins Clearing Main Protest Camp As Demonstrators Watch

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:36pm

Pro-democracy protesters had held the site outside Hong Kong's main government buildings for nearly two months. "We will proceed on the principle of peace and nonviolence," said one protest leader.

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