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'Interstellar' Is Christopher Nolan's Space-Time Epic

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Interstellar" — the new space epic from director Christopher Nolan.

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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 tourists had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders To White House Lunch

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, a first step toward bridging differences after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. Oh, to be a fly on the wall!

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Congressional Leaders To Be Briefed On Fight Against ISIS

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

President Obama is meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday. The general overseeing the campaign against militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, will brief them.

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Coalition Against Militants In Syria Widens Its Campaign

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58am

Air strikes hit the Syrian province of Idlib, near the Turkish border Thursday. It was the second time the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Syria widened its target.

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China's Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos.

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:36am

The Chinese island is renowned as a gambling capital and a place to launder cash. An anti-graft campaign has driven away high rollers and others dependent on its shady financial services.

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Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:30am

In an update to a 2011 StoryCorps interview, Ret. Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, whose wife died disarming an IED, and Sgt. Mary Dague, who lost both arms in Iraq, both say they are happy now.

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10 Years After Battle For Fallujah, Marines Reflect On 'Iconic Fight'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:29am

The six-week battle to retake the city from insurgents was the fiercest during the Iraq War. Almost 100 Americans died; 600 others were injured. Veterans commemorated the anniversary on Friday.

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OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:27am

Morning Edition hosts recount and replay some of our less-than-perfect moments on the air.

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How A Tilt Toward Safety Stopped A Scientist's Virus Research

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:27am

The U.S. government has stopped some experiments with dangerous viruses, saying the risks need to be reconsidered. Key work in one scientist's lab have been halted.

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The Challenge Of 'Big Hero 6': How To Make A Huggable Robot?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:26am

Baymax, the lovable robot in the new Disney movie, was inspired by inflatable robots being developed at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon.

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George Clinton's Musical Life, From The Barbershop To Hip-Hop

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:24am

NPR's Renee Montagne talks to the funk legend about his new memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?

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A Musician Writes A Soundtrack For His Grandparents' Love Story

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:03am

"I wanted a chance to have other conversations with him," Peter Miller says of his late grandfather, whose letters to his wife inspired Miller's new album with We Are The Willows.

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