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Want To Widen Your Worldview? A Random Roomie Helps

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research shows that when students are paired with roommates from different backgrounds, they tend to develop more tolerant attitudes.
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Teen Drama? Occult Thriller? Gritty War Epic? 'Bone Clocks' Is All Three

Thursday, August 28, 2014

David Mitchell's new novel might span five perspectives and six decades, but he brings this complex mix together with signature elegance. The combination makes for a thrilling read.
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Letters: The Burning Of Washington

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about our recent reenactment of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812.
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Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.
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Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
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With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them

Thursday, August 28, 2014

U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.
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JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hackers successfully infiltrated the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and at least four other banks recently. The FBI is investigating what's being called a sophisticated cyberattack, but bank officials have not yet found any evidence of fraud.
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Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.
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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

Thursday, August 28, 2014

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.
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What We Really See When We Go See A Movie

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dr. Tim Smith, a visual scientist at the University of London, discusses how our brains perceive what's seen on the big screen. How do we process images, events and stories that we see in the movies?
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Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For six weeks, workers at Market Basket have protested to demand the reinstatement of the supermarket chain's former president, Arthur T. Demoulas. On Thursday, they got their way. Demoulas, who had been ousted by the company's board in June, will be returning to his position as part of a new deal.
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No Boss But The Land And Cattle: A Rancher's Coming Of Age

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the North Texas wilderness, men to find out what it means to come of age on the range — and what it means to pass that experience on to their children.
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When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
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Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was followed by a wave of sectarian killings. The government has now stepped in to stop the release of a film about the traumatic episode.
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They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
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In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.
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Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.
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Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
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Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.
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London 'Times' Goes Retro With Stereo Typing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of The Times Diary, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of The Times in London.
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