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University President Takes A Chunk Out Of His Pay To Give Others A Boost

Friday, August 08, 2014

The president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, has given himself a $90,000 pay cut in order to increase the wages of the university's lowest-paid employees. He tells Melissa Block why.
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The Shaggy Story Of A Real-Life 'Dog'

Friday, August 08, 2014

Critic Bob Mondello says The Dog, a quirky, eye-opening documentary about the bank robber who inspired Dog Day Afternoon, will leave you "alternately amused and slack-jawed in astonishment."
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'Boondocks' Creator Asks, 'What Would Black Jesus Do?'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus premieres Thursday night on Adult Swim, and it features a Christ who drops f-bombs and drinks 40s. So is it sacrilege or subversive? Some biblical scholars weigh in.
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Helen Mirren: Like Night Follows Day, Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Mirren stars as a French restaurant owner in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a film about food, family and the clash of cultures. She says during her first 20 years in film, sets were "very locker roomy."
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Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Thursday, August 07, 2014

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it's annoying.
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Amid Ebola's Spread, One Rule Reigns: 'Don't Touch'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Numbers from the World Health Organization put Sierra Leone at the top of the list for cases of Ebola. Yusuf Mackery explains what's being done to prevent infection and raise public awareness.
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Old Shells, New 'Turtles': Tinkering With The Insides Of A Famous Franchise

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The new take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is competent enough, but it lacks some of the goofy fun that it had back when the sewers were responsible for making all the trouble.
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Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

Thursday, August 07, 2014

As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak continues to spread, affected nations are imposing drastic new measures to try to contain the infection.
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At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The world's newest country has been roiled by ethnic and political clashes, as well as famine. The U.S. and other African heads of state are pressing the country's president to make peace with rebels.
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Russia Retaliates For Western Sanctions With Ban On Food Imports

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Russia reacted to Western economic sanctions by imposing a yearlong ban on U.S. and European food products. Moscow also made clear it's still considering other measures.
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For NFL's Jason Taylor, Playing Through Pain Was Part Of The Game

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Taylor played through countless injuries, even one that kept him in a catheter on the field. But sitting out an injury "doesn't make you less of a man," he says — just a different type of competitor.
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A Pair Of Approaching Storms Promise Hawaii A 1-2 Drench

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The National Weather Service is forecasting that for the first time in 22 years, Hawaii will be hit directly by a hurricane — two, in fact. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall soon, and Hurricane Julio is right on its tail.
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Book Review: 'A Colder War'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Charles Cumming hooks NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse with his latest spy novel, A Colder War.
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U.S. Considers Taking To Air To Aid Iraqis Marooned On Mountaintop

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.
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Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Khmer Rouge terrified Cambodia when the group ruled the country in the 1970s. On Thursday, the two most senior surviving leaders of the regime received life sentences for crimes against humanity.
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To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.
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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.
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With Gazans' Eyes On Cairo, Hamas Hopes For Leverage

Thursday, August 07, 2014

War's toll on Gaza has been brutal, claiming civilians' lives and leveling buildings. But Hamas and many Gazans say the conflict was necessary, because they had run out of options in negotiating. If Palestinians come away with concessions after peace talks in Egypt, many think the damage will all have been worthwhile.
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White House Seeks Ways To Go It Alone In Keeping Companies Stateside

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Obama administration is exploring ways to prevent U.S. businesses from relocating abroad to save money on taxes. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew indicated that Congress would need to act, but now the administration says it is looking for ways to act on its own.
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Militants Sweep Through Iraq's North, Mobilizing Exodus Of Refugees

Thursday, August 07, 2014

After a week of fighting and conflicting accounts, militants with the Islamic State have reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam. The development spells danger for much of Iraq's civilian population.
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