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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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Thief In Canada Tries To Make His Getaway In Red Canoe

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Nova Scotia a burglar tried to get away in a canoe. Cops watched from both sides of the harbor until the culprit paddled into a park and tried to run off into the woods. The stolen item: a sword.

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Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.

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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

Thursday, October 30, 2014

After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.

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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.

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Crimean Tatar's History A Backdrop For Current Pressures

Thursday, October 30, 2014

David Greene continues his reporting in the newest part of the Russian empire, Crimea. He visits a Muslim Tatar community as it celebrates a holiday, with a new Russia-appointed mayor.

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Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.

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Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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'Lastness': Award-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Poet Galway Kinnell died Tuesday. His career spanned from the end of World War II to the present, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Home in Vermont, Kinnell died from leukemia.

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What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.

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Families Of Missing Students Meet With Mexican President, Demand Answers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto met with relatives of the 43 missing students. For more than six hours, he listened to the families' frustrations over the slow pace of the investigation.

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Take A Trip Into A Mine And Surround Yourself With Bats

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NPR's Christopher Joyce and audio engineer Bill McQuay travel to an abandoned copper mine in search of bats — and their sound.

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Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

Thursday, October 30, 2014

McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.

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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

Thursday, October 30, 2014

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

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EU's New Competition Chief Could Shake Up Google Antitrust Case

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nearly 20 companies have filed antitrust complaints against Google in Europe since 2009. Under the new commissioner, the company could face more formal charges and billions of dollars in fines.

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Doctor Delivered Baby Who Grew Up To Be His Heart Surgeon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Forty-five years ago, a young obstetrician brought a baby boy into the world. Last month that baby — now a heart surgeon — gave the doctor who delivered him new life.

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