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The List Of Emmy Winners

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:09pm

The list of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Eric Deggans Live Tweets The Emmys

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:02pm

Follow real-time commentary on the Emmy awards with NPR's TV critic.

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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:29pm

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.

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In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:56pm

The protests in Ferguson are a response to the shooting death of Michael Brown, but the heavy use of court fines and fees helps explain why there's so much anger directed at local police.

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Turnitin And The High-Tech Plagiarism Debate

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:39pm

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics

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Which Outlets Aren't Calling The Redskins 'The Redskins'? A Short History

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:29pm

The Washington Post was the latest big media outlet to for a ban on references to the NFL team's name. But journalists and news outlets have been taking stances against its use going back to the '90s.

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:07pm

Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."

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In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:00pm

The small, oil-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.

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Between A Town And Its Bears, A Star-Crossed Relationship

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:45pm

Most people in the town of Old Forge, N.Y., want to refrain from feeding black bears. The trouble is, without the bears coming around as often as they do, the town stands to lose a lot of its tourism.

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Some Call For More Sharing In Ride Sharing

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:42pm

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ride-sharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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Liberia's President Apologizes To The Mother Of A Slain Teenager

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:34pm

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to the poor neighborhood of West Point today. She talked with residents, handed out cash and apologized to the mother of a 15-year-old killed during last week's protests.

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Longtime Friends Lithgow And Molina Play Longtime Couple In 'Love Is Strange'

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:22pm

The film about a 40-year relationship is "prosaic and quotidian," says John Lithgow, "... and that's what's so amazing about it." Alfred Molina agrees: "It is the epic quality of the ordinary."

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Mexico Swears In A New Police Force, But Many Aren't Impressed

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Mexico is inaugurating a new elite police force, a gendarmerie of 5,000 highly trained officers. The force was a campaign pledge by President Enrique Pena Nieto. His administration has touted a decrease in violent crimes, but despite the dip, the rate of kidnappings is up in many of the country's states.

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In Plagiarism And Lost Posts, BuzzFeed's Strained Journalistic Evolution

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

BuzzFeed recently fired a political editor and took down thousands of older posts. The incidents reflect the growing pains of the social media powerhouse as much as they show lapses in journalistic standards.

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Wine Country Quake Leaves Behind Bottles In Shards

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

The wine industry in California's Napa Valley is taking stock of the damage from this weekend's magnitude 6.0 earthquake.

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In Latest Calif. Earthquake, Shake Alert Tests Its Legs

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Before the earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., an earthquake early warning system blared an alarm 10 seconds early. Doug Given, the Earthquake Early Warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, tells Melissa Block about the system that he's helped to institute.

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To Make A Move North, Burger King Eyes Buying A Canadian Icon

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

The fast-food restaurant operator Burger King has announced that it's in talks to buy Tim Horton's, a Canadian chain of restaurants. The acquisition would likely herald the move of Burger King's headquarters to Canada, in an attempted tax inversion.

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More Than 2,000 Mourners Gather To Lay Michael Brown To Rest

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Funeral services were held Monday for Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Big Ideas To Life On Screen

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers an appreciation of British actor and director Richard Attenborough, whose films spanned six decades.

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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer, a plantation worker turned civil rights activist, disrupted the Democratic National Convention to get delegates from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party seated.

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