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Airbag Recall Affects Millions Of Americans

20 hours 1 min ago

Owners of vehicles with Japanese Takata airbags have been told to replace them immediately. David Greene speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News about the airbag recall.

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Thieves In Karachi Target Foundation Working For The Destitute

20 hours 1 min ago

The Edhi Foundation — synonymous with humanitarian work — was robbed over the weekend in Karachi. Over $1 million was stolen. Pakistanis are shocked that the respected group would be the target of such a crime.

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Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

20 hours 11 min ago

As a condition for further assistance in fighting the Islamic State, Turkey has requested the creation of a buffer zone just south of its border with Syria. Some U.S. officials are also calling for this, along with a no-fly zone.

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3 American Teens Suspected Of Trying To Join The Islamic State

21 hours 22 min ago

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Now their computers and social circles are being investigated for possible contacts with Islamist militants in Syria.

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Giants Pummel Royals From The Start In Game 1 World Series Win

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:46pm

A three-run first inning was all San Francisco needed to top Kansas City and steal home field advantage. They tacked on another four runs anyway to win 7-1.

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Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:26pm

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:09pm

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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Legendary 'Washington Post' Editor Ben Bradlee Has Died

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:58pm

Bradlee was the editor who ushered in the paper's golden era, overseeing its reporting during the Watergate scandal.

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NBC News Photojournalist Is Now Ebola Free, Says Hospital

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:13pm

The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo was cleared by the CDC and will be discharged on Wednesday.

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Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of 'Ferguson Commission'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:19pm

The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:08pm

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

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In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:30pm

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

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My Son Is Doctors Without Borders' Thousandth Ebola Survivor

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:52pm

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

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Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An 'Extraordinary Gentleman'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

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Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An 'Extraordinary Gentleman'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

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North Korea Allows Detained American To Leave

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

An American held by North Korea since June was freed on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle was released following negotiations.

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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

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Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Culpable Homicide

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Nastaysya Tay from Pretoria, South Africa, about the sentencing of runner Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

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With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

For most of 2014, Afghanistan was suffering from economic paralysis as its presidential election teetered on the brink of collapse. The inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani eased tensions and buoyed optimism that business will turn around.

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Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.

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