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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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Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.
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The Calamity Of The 'Clam,' Every Musician's Headache

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As part of an All Things Considered series on trade lingo, music producer Don Was explains the word "clam" — a mistake made by a musical performer.
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As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.
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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
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Meet The Squirrel Whisperer Of Happy Valley

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A squirrel at Penn State University has become a social media sensation. Emily Reddy of WPSU reports that undergraduate student Mary Krupa discovered the squirrels on campus were so tame that they'd eat from her hand, soon putting hats on them and even setting up a Facebook page, which now has more "likes" than the school's mascot.
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When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.
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Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.
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Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.
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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in North America this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
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