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Russian Police Force Wants To Enlist Reindeer

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The police in Russia's far north already have snowmobiles, but say the reindeer won't break down in the frozen tundra. Which is why criminals in that icy realm already use them as get-away vehicles.
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Students Develop App That Has Smartphone Users Looking At People

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You use the app, according to the Singapore Straits Times, when you meet someone, you put your phones together — the longer you resist the urge to touch it, an apple tree grows on screen.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Proponents Vow To Try Again Next Year

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A bill in the Senate to bypass a State Department review and approve the controversial project failed to gather enough support Tuesday night. Pipeline backers fell one vote short of the 60 needed.
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Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
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Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As states struggle to obtain the drugs used to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any drugmaker, pharmacy or medical professional involved in executions.
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Historic Snow Storm Buries Buffalo, N.Y.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Residents opened their doors to find walls of snow. Since it's only November, those die-hard souls should probably brace for more bad weather.
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'Do They Know It's Christmas?' Raises Hackles As Well As Dollars

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The newest version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" raised a $1 million within a few minutes of its release on Tuesday. Critics say the song still sends the wrong message about Africa.
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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.
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Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong's Mongkok Camp

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Armed with a court injunction, city court bailiffs could move to clear part of the Mongkok camp this week. Protesters seem unfazed. They've seen it all, including having dead rodents dropped on them.
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Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce creates much waste.
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Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa's Ebola Survivors

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Researchers gear up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. This is part of a broader effort to test therapies in West Africa.
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U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Regulators want millions of cars with suspect air bags recalled. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates, where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.
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Tension Builds As Ferguson, Mo., Waits For Grand Jury Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.
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GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate.
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Rabbi From Kansas City Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday's attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem left five dead. Assailants struck during morning prayers. Three U.S. citizens were among those killed, including Rabbi Kalman Levine, a Kansas City native.
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Justice Department Charges Georgia Debt Collector With Fraud

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Williams, Scott & Associates is alleged to have threatened debtors with arrest, criminal charges and the loss of driving privileges. The owner and six employees were arrested.
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1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president.
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Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.
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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.
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