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SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.
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App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

Monday, September 15, 2014

If you are contemplating an agonizing choice, try Cloverpop. It's an app that asks you a series of questions about the decision you're trying to make, and assigns a value to each response.
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Netflix Expands Into France

Monday, September 15, 2014

But the welcome so far has not been a warm one for the video-streaming giant. Media outlets in France are complaining that the California-based company will erode French culture.
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Sierre Leone To Send Volunteers Out On Ebola Campaign

Monday, September 15, 2014

Officials are planning a three-day nationwide lockdown to help combat the outbreak. Audie Cornish talks to journalist Umaru Fofana about the volunteers the government wants to send door to door.
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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Monday, September 15, 2014

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 is getting his or her pay docked for not paying debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.
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Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution has asked volunteers to transcribe handwritten material from its vast collection. We meet a couple of the transcribers and hear what they've been working on.
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Controversial Mexican Musician Temporarily Retires From Drug Ballads

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alfredo Rios, aka El Komander, is the Jay Z of Mexican drug balladeers. He says government pressure, in the form of fines and banned or canceled concerts, is forcing him to think about retirement.
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Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Monday, September 15, 2014

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.
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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.
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No Gas Guzzlers Here; Beijing Hosts First All-Electric Car Race

Monday, September 15, 2014

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series around the globe will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.
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Can Looking At Food Photos Make You Feel Full?

Monday, September 15, 2014

We know that eating food fills us up. But research indicates looking at photos of food might have the same effect.
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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

Monday, September 15, 2014

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.
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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Monday, September 15, 2014

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?
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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.
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The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

Monday, September 15, 2014

The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.
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White House Works To Get Congressional Support On ISIS Plan

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the president assembles a coalition against ISIS, he'll need congressional support. A continuing resolution to fund the government may offer hints as to how much cooperation he'll get from the GOP.
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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Monday, September 15, 2014

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.
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Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.
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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

Monday, September 15, 2014

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.
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Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Friday, September 12, 2014

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.
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