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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.
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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

Monday, September 15, 2014

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."
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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

Monday, September 15, 2014

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.
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Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.
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Egypt Stamps Wrong Canal On Its Postage

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Egyptian government issued stamps to commemorate its historic Suez Canal. But there's one little problem โ€” the photo on the stamp is actually of the Panama Canal.
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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

Monday, September 15, 2014

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.
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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.
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Book Review: 'The Moor's Account'

Monday, September 15, 2014

In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective.
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'Moths' And 'Cockroaches' A Lighting Designer's Greatest Pests

Monday, September 15, 2014

Melissa Block talks to David Grindle for our Trade Lingo series to find out why lighting designers talk about "moths" and "cockroaches."
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Obama's ISIS Plan May Only Amount To 'Grass Cutting'

Monday, September 15, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer and specialist on Iraq, about the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the White House strategy to combat the militant group.
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Kerry Courts Support For Obama's ISIS Plan In Paris

Monday, September 15, 2014

Leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries met in Paris on Monday to offer a mixed bag of support in the U.S.-led campaign against the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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Music Reviews: 'Wired' And 'Appetite For Construction'

Monday, September 15, 2014

Amid the debate over the appropriateness of kids' use of the Internet comes the release of two kids' music albums that celebrate a less digital world.
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Cameron Makes Last Minute Appeal For Unity In Scotland

Monday, September 15, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Scotland on Monday in a last minute effort to persuade Scots to vote for unity in this week's referendum.
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After Vetting, Civil War Veteran Approved For Medal Of Honor

Monday, September 15, 2014

Civil War veteran 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Robert Siegel talks to Kent Brown, author of Cushing of Gettysburg.
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Ferguson's Small Businesses Try To Recover After Riots

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., took the international spotlight for weeks as protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown spiraled into rioting and a massive police response. Now work is underway to help the small businesses in the St. Louis suburb get back on their feet.
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Like Adrian Peterson, Majority Of U.S. Parents Use Physical Discipline

Monday, September 15, 2014

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of child abuse for hitting his son with a tree branch. Robert Siegel talks to Elizabeth Gershoff, professor of human ecology at the University of Texas at Austin, about the history of corporal punishment.
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Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
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'Language Of Food' Reveals Mysteries Of Menu Words And Ketchup

Monday, September 15, 2014

Linguist Dan Jurafsky uncovers the fishy origins of ketchup and how it forces us to rethink global history. He also teaches us how to read a menu to figure out how much a restaurant may charge.
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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.
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Ebola Response Hampered By Limited Air Travel

Monday, September 15, 2014

Many airlines don't want to have their crews overnight in an Ebola area or send them to a place where they can't get adequate health care if something goes wrong.
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