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Santa Cruz Enforces California's Toughest Drought Restrictions

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

California cities are taking drastic measures and none more so than Santa Cruz, where rationing is enforced through penalties. And if you can't afford to pay your fine, there's always Water School.
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Turkey Straddles Western Allegiances And Mideast Realities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Charles King, Georgetown professor and author of --Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul โ€” about how Turkey's geography defines it politically.
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National Book Award Finalists To Be Announced

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Finalists for the National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday's Morning Edition. You've already heard from some of the contenders who have previously been on NPR.
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Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.
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Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged In Sexual Assault

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Seven football players at Sayreville War Memorial High School have been charged in connection with criminal sexual contact involving younger players. The state may charge them as adults.
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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down โ€” for the moment.
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'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Automatically charged as adults in New York, the 16- and 17-year-old boys are at risk for assault by both corrections officers and other inmates. But advocates say reform efforts are moving slowly.
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Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.
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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.
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Astros' Turnaround Costs Furniture Mogul

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jim McIngvale promised that if the Astros won 63 games, he's reimburse the first 500 customers to spend more than $6,3000 at his store. They won 70 games. That promise cost McIngvale $4 million.
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Missing Parrot Returns But Doesn't Speak English Anymore

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A parrot from Torrance, Calif., disappeared four years ago. It was a talking parrot, and according to the owner, spoke with a British accent. It speaks Spanish now, according to the Daily Breeze.
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ProPublica Analyzes 3 Decades Of Deadly Police Shootings

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Analysis shows young black males are at a higher risk of being shot dead by police than younger white males. Rachel Martin talks to Ryan Gabrielson, one of the lead reporters on ProPublica's story.
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Vatican Report Conciliatory Toward Gays, Unmarried Couples

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An assembly of Roman Catholic bishops calls for the church to welcome gays, unmarried couples and those who have divorced. Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.
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Police In Hong Kong Clear More Barricades From Protest Areas

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Traffic has begun flowing freely through some major arteries after police cleared barriers set up by pro-democracy protesters. For more than 2 weeks, demonstrators have blocked key business districts.
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Egypt's Conservative Society Further Burdens Poor Working Women

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Egypt's economy is faltering and prices are skyrocketing as people struggle to put food on the table. Up to 30 percent of homes have female breadwinners, and they are the most vulnerable economically.
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Editor: New 'Cosmo' Woman Is 'Interested In Mascara And The Middle East'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously," says Cosmo's Joanna Coles, so women should be able to talk about fashion and politics.
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China's Nomads Have A Foot In Two Very Different Worlds

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
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Britain Debates Revoking Passports Of Fighters Returning From Syria, Iraq

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The U.S. has tried to block potential Islamic State volunteers before they leave the country, arresting them for intending to help terrorists. The British have suggested taking another route.
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How Presidential Speeches Have Changed Over Time

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News site Vocativ.com analyzed more than 600 presidential speeches. In general, it says the earliest speeches were written at PhD levels, and that language has become less sophisticated over time.
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How Too Many Trees Contribute To California's Drought

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As the historic drought drags on, just about everyone wishes the state had gotten more water this year. That's largely up to snow and rainfall, but it also depends on trees in the state's mountains.
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