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Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:03pm

Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel is an earnestly written look at a young woman's self-reinvention. How to Build a Girl tackles class, gender and sexuality with both humor and sincerity.

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Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:40pm

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:17pm

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:15pm

The trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy is under way.

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White House Fence Jumper Made It Further Into Building Than Reported

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:01pm

Rachel Martin speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who found that the recent fence jumper at the White House, Omar Gonzalez, got much further into the building than previously reported.

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At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:33pm

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

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Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:26pm

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

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Tensions Flare Again Between Police, Protestors In Ferguson

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

A protest on Sunday night in Ferguson, Mo., led to a tense confrontation. Earlier in the weekend, two officers were shot. Police insist the shootings had nothing to do with Michael Brown's death.

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Modi Galvanizes Indian Diaspora On U.S. Visit

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rock star's welcome at Madison Square Garden over the weekend. Journalist Mitra Kalita is following his visit and speaks with Rachel Martin.

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Hong Kong Protests Pick Up Steam After Weekend Clashes With Police

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

Thousands of pro-democracy activists continued to occupy Hong Kong's business district on Monday, as protests stretched into a third day.

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Calif. Law Requires 'Affirmative Consent' To Combat Sexual Assault

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

The new law requires all California colleges and universities to have policies about consent during sex, saying a student needs "affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" from their partner.

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Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

In the West, we're used to hearing dance music at weddings. In southern Madagascar, guests might hear tsapiky, a regional guitar-band music, at funerals, as well as any other number of ceremonies.

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'That's All Folks:' Saturday Morning Cartoons Bid Farewell

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

We remember the institution that was the Saturday morning cartoon on network TV. That phenomena came to an end over the weekend, when the CW ended its run of the Vortexx block of shows.

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Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire Still Disrupting Flights Days Later

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

A fire shut down the city's airports on Friday, but the ripple effect is still forcing delays and cancellations. The FAA is also reviewing its contingency and security plans.

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The End Of Summer Means The End Of 'Snowballs' In New Orleans

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

The snowball is just crushed ice and syrup. Legal battles have been waged over snowball patents and recipes, and locals understand why — it's because the snowball is worth fighting for.

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Book Review: 'All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid'

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

The new book by Matt Bai explores the political resonance of Gary Hart, whose presidential ambitions were dashed when he revealed he had an affair.

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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.

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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:36pm

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?

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Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:05pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."

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The 'Morning Edition' Staff

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:43pm

Who are the people who write the words and shape the sound you hear each day? Read about them.

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