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American Journalist Freed After Nearly Two Years In Captivity

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

New England native Peter Theo Curtis was freed Sunday, after being held by Islamic militants in Syria since October 2012. Another American journalist, James Foley, was killed in Syria last week.

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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.

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Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.

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Despite Economic Recovery, Millions Of Workers Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

Americans who'd like to have full-time jobs are often working two or more part-time jobs to make ends meet. Some are hamstrung by increasingly difficult labor tactics used by their employers.

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With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:59pm

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.

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Documenting Ebola's Toll, Getting Lost In The Woods, And New Music From Bruce Hornsby

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:51pm

A photojournalist documents the toll of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, a California man recounts how a fishing trip ended with a rescue by helicopter, and Bruce Hornsby talks about his latest album.

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A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:41pm

Locals in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.

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Al-Qaida's Syrian Affiliate Frees U.S. Journalist Held Since 2012

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 1:41pm

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.

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Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Shot At West Hollywood Nightclub

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 12:26pm

The founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and Death Row Records is reportedly out of surgery after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:01am

Peter Westmacott says that British officials, using sophisticated voice analysis, are close to identifying the Islamic State militant who beheaded the U.S. journalist.

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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:44am

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:38am

Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.

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3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:18am

Ferguson, Mo. was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.

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An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:11am

When Darnell Moore was a teenager in the late '80s, a group of boys doused him in gasoline and tried to light him on fire. One of his attackers was his next-door neighbor.

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50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:57am

In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

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Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:54am

A parade featuring armored personnel carriers and beret-clad soldiers marks the 23rd anniversary since Kiev broke from Russia's orbit at the end of the Cold War.

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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 8:12am

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.

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A Puzzle Hokey Pokey, That's What It's All About

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 7:02am

Every answer is a made-up, two-word phrase, in which the first word has 5 letters. Drop its last letter and read the remaining 4 letters backward, and you'll get the second word of the phrase.

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Louise Penny Builds A Magical Ensemble In 'The Long Way Home'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 6:54am

Chief Inspector Gamache is back, in Louise Penny's latest novel, The Long Way Home. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Penny about the tenth book in the Gamache mystery series.

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Giants, 49ers Lack Pre-Season Spark: The Week In Sports

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 6:54am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mike Pesca of about the week's sports news.

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