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Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year, and it can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot titled "Dead Aim."

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Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A 'Real Man'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

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Obama Touts Economic Gains At Labor Day Event

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

President Obama traveled to Milwaukee on Monday to attend a Labor Day rally. NPR's Scott Horsley talks with Audie Cornish about the president's speech.

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Ebola Outbreak Takes Toll On Africa's Health Workers

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.

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Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:07pm

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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First Listen: Robert Plant, 'Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 3:00pm

Plant's 10th solo album lovingly layers elements in ways that mirror memory, creating new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.

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Americans Detained In N. Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 2:18pm

In interviews with CNN and The Associated Press, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller appealed to the U.S. to send a senior representative to secure their release.

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:25pm

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

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It Has Been 100 Years Since The Passenger Pigeon Became Extinct

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:15pm

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:55pm

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

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Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:51pm

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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