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Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.

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Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.

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Bigger Than A T.Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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In 'Perfect Dictatorship,' Mexican Viewers May Struggle To Decipher Fact From Fiction

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

A new film in Mexico opens this week about corruption and collusion with drug traffickers in Mexican politics. In 'The Perfect Dictatorship,' the plot of political corruption and media collusion is close to reality.

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Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt — a nautical archeologist — found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.

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Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps.

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CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

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'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.

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Former Blackwater Security Guards Found Guilty In Iraq Shootings

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

A federal jury found four former security guards with the company Blackwater guilty in connection with the shooting of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007 at a Baghdad traffic circle. That shooting revealed the leeway given outside contractors and became a symbol of the U.S. intervention in Iraq.

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Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:21pm

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.

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High In The Andes, Bolivia's Gondolas-In-The-Sky Ease Congestion

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:17pm

One of Latin America's poorest countries is building the world's longest urban cable car system. The aim is to transform the lives of commuters who battle chronic traffic problems.

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A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:39pm

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

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Bad And Good News About The Second Deadliest Infectious Disease

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:07pm

The number of tuberculosis cases is far higher than previously thought. And Ebola is making some patients stay away from hospitals. Yet the mortality rate is dropping.

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More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:05pm

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

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Dave Bing And Ben Townsend On Mountain Stage

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:54pm

The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.

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How Do You Judge A Secretary Of State?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:50pm

Professor Jeremi Suri has studied that question and joins us to discuss John Kerry and how to rate the success of a secretary of state.

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The Barr Brothers On World Cafe

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:43pm

The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.

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Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:40pm

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

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Hoping For Turnaround, Target Offers Free Shipping

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:35pm

The retailer is hoping to boost holiday shopping amid slowing sales, a troubled expansion in Canada and last year's massive data breach.

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