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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:01pm

In her new book The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.

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Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 5:26pm

The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.

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From Mannequin To Actor: Geena Davis' 'Ridiculous, Ridiculous' Break

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:32pm

Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League Of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.

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The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoon-gate' Lessons

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:24pm

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?

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Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. But that's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.

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Waterless Worlds The New Hot Dystopia

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Following years worth of news stories about climate change and drought, books and movies are starting to capture those stories, too. Worlds without water are the settings for quite a few new projects.

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Tennessee Holds Parents Accountable For Children Born Addicted

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.

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Texas Center Part Of New Effort To Detain Illegal Immigrants

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Detaining, rather than releasing, migrants has become a controversial policy for the White House. NPR's John Burnett talks about his recent trip to a new family detention center site in Dilley, Texas.

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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

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Pentagon Preps Ebola Medical Response Team

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 1:04pm

The 30-person team is designed to be deployed nationally in case anyone else in the country is diagnosed with Ebola. The team would provide medical assistance to hospitals.

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One Of Seven White Rhinos Left In The World Dies In Kenya

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:18am

Suni, a 34-year-old northern white rhino, was the first to be born in captivity and only one of two breeding males known to exist.

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Our Skulls Might Have Evolved To Withstand Blows To The Face

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:04am

Many scientists believe that a diet of nuts, seeds and other tough, brittle foods shaped our faces, but a June study in Biological Reviews suggests that violence had a heavier hand in its evolution.

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As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:42am

Many rural residents rely on private wells for tap water. As the severe drought continues, many are wondering why farms seem to be getting water ahead of families.

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An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protestors

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:06am

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches — even a free library.

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Healthcare Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:55am

The news comes after the woman voluntarily quarantined herself aboard the ship and after Mexico declined to let the ship dock. The woman was allowed off the ship with the rest of the passengers.

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A Pumpkin Festival Turns To Mayhem In Keene, N.H.

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:53am

Police in riot gear dispersed the crowds of mostly college students with pellets and pepper spray, after they lit fires, threw bottles and overturned at least one vehicle.

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In Photos: Heavy Smog Doesn't Stop Beijing Marathon

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:07am

Some runners wore masks and there were reports of some quitting the race. Most of the tens of thousands, however, braved the heavy smog to run all 26.2 miles.

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Texas Hospital: 'We Are Deeply Sorry' For Missing Ebola Diagnosis

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:57am

In a full-page letter published on Sunday, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said it had made mistakes in the diagnosis of index patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

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Understanding Society Through 3 American Classics

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 6:43am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Azar Nafisi about her new book, The Republic of Imagination, a reflection on America through three of its most memorable books.

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