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China Unveils Its First Commercial Jet To Compete With Boeing, Airbus

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:30am

Because of production delays, the single-aisle, twin-engine C919 won't be on the market until at least 2018.

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Amid E. Coli Outbreak, Chipotle Closes 43 Restaurants In Washington, Oregon

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 9:06am

Authorities are investigating 20 cases of E. coli. Some of those people at Chipotles in those states. This is third outbreak of food contamination for restaurant chain since August.

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Songs We Love: Josh Abbott Band, 'Ghosts'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:03am

The regretful first song that the country singer-songwriter composed for his group's concept album about the end of a marriage now has a video.

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From 'Book Strap' To 'Burrito': A History Of The School Backpack

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 7:38am

Backpacks and textbooks are a match made in heaven. But not too long ago, students walked to school carrying their books in their arms.

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Top Stories: Royals Win World Series; Identifying Russian Plane Crash Victims

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 7:15am

Also: House Speaker Paul Ryan won't work with President Obama on immigration; The Episcopal Church installs the first African-American as presiding bishop; and Phoenix gets some rare earthquakes.

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Is Your 4-Year-Old A Liar? Here's The Bright Side

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 6:44am

You may not cheer when you first find yourself the target of your child's lie. But the emergence of deception in childhood may actually signal a pretty important development, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Calif. Teen Prodigy Who Published 2 Books Insists He's Not Special

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 6:06am

Moshe Kai Cavalin earned a bachelor's from UCLA in math at age 15 and is taking online classes to get a master's in cybersecurity through Brandeis University. He works for NASA in his spare time.

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'My Father's Guitar' Plays On Perception And Memory

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 6:03am

Joseph Skibell's new collection of personal essays is full of offbeat life lessons, moving from whimsy to weight. And, as he puts it, though the stories are true, they're full of "imaginary things."

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With Cause Of Plane Crash Still Unknown, Russians Begin Identifying Remains

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:56am

The government has not determined a cause of the crash. But the company that owned the Airbus A321 said the crash could have been caused by an external force.

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Guinness, Ireland's Famous Stout, To Go Vegan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:43am

Guinness will stop using fish bladders in its brewing process. It's something vegans and vegetarians have been petitioning the company to do for years so they too could enjoy a pint.

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Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.

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Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Lag In Texas

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Texas has the nation's highest rate of uninsured and a state government that doesn't support the law. Many who have not bought insurance before are often too busy to shop and don't know their options.

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J.K. Rolling On Her Nom De Plume Robert Galbraith

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

What's in a name? Well, a lot, it turns out if you are J.K. Rowling and wanted to write anonymously. She tells David Greene why she took a pseudonym to write a series of crime novels.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

Representatives of Republican presidential campaigns met on Sunday to discuss how they want to handle the debate format going forward. The meeting took place just as word came in that a previous Republican presidential hopeful, former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson, had died. He was 73.

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Pa. Corrections Officials Explore Reducing Incarceration Rates

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

Pennsylvania is one of 30 states that has reduced the prison population in recent years. Steve Inskeep talks to John Wetzel, the head of Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections, who says it's time to stop seeing prisons as the solution to crime.

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Pfizer Would Cut Its Corporate Tax Bill If It Merges With Allergan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

The American drug company Pfizer is in talks to buy an Irish drug company called Allergan. If the deal goes through, Pfizer will move its legal headquarters to Ireland and reduce what it pays in corporate taxes. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, to learn more.

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Saudi Hay Farm In Arizona Tests State's Supply Of Groundwater

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Nathan Halverson of Reveal, a radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting, about the issues associated with Saudi Arabia's largest dairy buying land in Arizona.

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Archdiocese Of New Orleans Restricts Access To Historic Cemetery

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

One of the most iconic cemeteries in New Orleans, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, now requires visitors to enter with a licensed tour guide or official proof that a family member is buried there.

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Kansas City Royals Win World Series Over New York's Mets

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

The Kansas City Royals rallied from a two-run deficit after 8 innings to beat the New York Mets, 7-2, in 12 innings in Game 5 at Citi Field in New York. The Royals last won the series 30 years ago.

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Gen. Philip Breedlove On How NATO Should Deal With Russia

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to General Philip Breedlove, the NATO Commander for Europe, about what some are calling its biggest military challenge since the end of the Cold War: How to confront Russia.

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