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How Did "Bailando" Become A Spanglish Crossover Hit?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 5:11pm

Enrique Iglesias' catchy song went to No. 1 on the Latin streaming charts before jumping to the Billboard Hot 100. It's hardly the first crossover hit — but demographic shifts might be at play too.

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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:38pm

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.

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How A Journalist Ended Up On A Terror Watch List

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

Conservative journalist Stephen F. Hayes recently discovered that he had been placed on a terror watch-list. Hayes tells NPR's Arun Rath that he suspects this is the result of a trip to Turkey.

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Hong Kong Police Answer Large Pro-Democracy Protest With Tear Gas

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

Over the weekend, thousands of pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Isabella Steger of the Wall Street Journal about the protests.

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To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.

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Finding Depression In The Blood Stream

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

Dr. David Mohr developed a new blood test that can potentially be used to diagnose depression. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the implications this discovery could have on the disease and treatment.

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Ebola At Eye Level: Looking At The Outbreak In Sierra Leone

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

Dr. Suzanne Donovan recently returned from a trip to Sierra Leone, working with the WHO on its Ebola response. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Donovan about her on-the-ground view of the Ebola outbreak.

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To Fight ISIS, U.S. Treasury Targets Their Wallet

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Juan Zarate about the U.S. Treasury Department's actions to cut off funding to the extremist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

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An Inviting Apocalypse: John Luther Adams On 'Become Ocean'

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

John Luther Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, Become Ocean, evokes the end of the world — but it also welcomes us to take a swim.

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Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:06pm

Richard Blanco, who read "One Today" at Obama's inauguration in 2013, explores the collision of sexual, artistic and cultural identity in his new memoir about his childhood in Miami.

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Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 3:44pm

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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People Be Triflin', From 'Bills, Bills, Bills' To The Bible

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 1:47pm

The word "trifling" (or, as it may be more commonly said, "triflin'"), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.

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Kenya's Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In Berlin

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 1:09pm

For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.

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The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:54am

The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.

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Popular Indian Politician's Corruption Conviction Spurs Nervousness

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:14am

A ruling against J. Jayalalithaa in India's highest-profile corruption case has stunned a political class that is widely seen as permeated with graft. She's been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:56am

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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With Savvy And New-Age Speeches, A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:53am

Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.

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Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:46am

Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."

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What Drives Abortion: The Law or Income?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:25am

About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:12am

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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