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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:40pm

Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR's Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.

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4 People Dead After Plane Crashes Into Building At Kansas Airport

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:37pm

About 100 people were reported to have been in the building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport at the time of the crash. Authorities said five others were injured.

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Viking's Choice: A Pregnant Light, 'Born To Ruin'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:28pm

As a solo artist, Damian Master is unbound by the metal in his catalog. "Born To Ruin" contains his most anthemic statement of purpose yet, curled under a swaggering riff and his fire-spitting bark.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:17pm

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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How Athletes Are Getting 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:12pm

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

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Can States Force People Into Quarantine?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:06pm

Maine officials are going to court to keep Kaci Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola.

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Eerie Reads For Halloween

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:50am

Petra Mayer of NPR Books recommends a new scary story collection, as well as the '80s classic, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."

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Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:40am

Eric Talmadge's stories appear as North Korea today declared a 21-day quarantine on foreigners in the country.

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:37am

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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Giants Win World Series, Ending Royals' Storybook Season

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:35am

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 last night in Kansas City.

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In 'Goodbye To Language,' Jean-Luc Godard Seeks New Ways To Make Pictures

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:17am

At 83, the Franco-Swiss auteur has made another complex visual poem, this time using 3D technology. The film bubbles with invention, thanks to jittery editing and a jumble of photographic styles.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:15am

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:04am

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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'The Great Invisible' Views An Environmental Catastrophe From Many Sides

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:55am

Margaret Brown's soft-spoken documentary examines the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The film recognizes an instinct toward simplistic polarization, but pushes gently against it.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:15am

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a right-wing Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site.

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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:58am

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

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Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:31am

The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.

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Wade Bowen, 'Long Enough To Be A Memory'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:30am

The Texas singer-songwriter revives the country archetype of the drifter in this reflective, gentle song about being in between homes.

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Nurse In Maine Breaches Quarantine With Bike Ride

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:24am

Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.

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