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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Friday, November 07, 2014

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

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Morning Edition

Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Friday, November 07, 2014

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.

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Morning Edition

Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Friday, November 07, 2014

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.

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Morning Edition

Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Friday, November 07, 2014

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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Morning Edition

The Awkward Post-Election White House Lunch

Friday, November 07, 2014

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. If history is a guide, they'll come out and describe it using polite terms.

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Morning Edition

Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

Friday, November 07, 2014

In an update to a 2011 StoryCorps interview, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, whose wife died disarming an IED, and Sgt. Mary Dague, who lost both arms in Iraq, both say they are happy now.

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Morning Edition

OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Friday, November 07, 2014

Morning Edition hosts recount and replay some of the show's less-than-perfect moments on the air.

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All Things Considered

Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

Thursday, November 06, 2014

In May, we shared the story of a New Orleans high school marching band. Two students earned scholarships to play for Jackson State University's marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.

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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Harvard Secretly Photographed Classrooms To Monitor Attendance

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Some students and faculty are upset about the surveillance, but lots of colleges do this kind of thing all the time.

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All Things Considered

Battle Lines Drawn After Texas Town Bans Fracking

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Residents of Denton, Texas, voted Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracturing in their city. It's the first time a city in the state — where energy is king — has voted to ban fracking.

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Fewer Babies Are Born Prematurely, But Many Still Suffer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The rate of premature births in the United States has dropped to 11 percent, showing continued progress in preventing the risks of prematurity. But there are big disparities among the states.

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Florida Activists Arrested For Serving Food To Homeless

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Activists in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were arrested twice this week for giving out food to the homeless in a park. Arnold Abbott, 90, says he will continue to serve the food even if he's arrested again.

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Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Hero Of Gettysburg, Awarded Medal Of Honor

Thursday, November 06, 2014

President Obama bestowed the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery to the Union officer, who was killed defending a key ridge against Pickett's charge.

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Morning Edition

Mom Of 6 Brings New Meaning To The Phrase: Making A Beer Run

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Chris Kimbrough set a women's record running the beer mile. You run four laps around a track, stopping before each lap to drink a beer. Video shows her, at age 44, finishing in 6:28.6.

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Morning Edition

Obama, McConnell Look For Common Ground

Thursday, November 06, 2014

President Obama congratulated Republican Senator Mitch McConnell on becoming the likely Senate majority leader. Obama and McConnell promised to look for ways to work together, despite differences.

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Morning Edition

Election Day Was Harsh For Senate's Southern Democrats

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Democratic Party's last hope rests with Mary Landrieu, who is locked in a runoff with GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy. She survived rematches in 1996 and again in 2008.

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Morning Edition

On What Issues Can Obama And The Republican Leadership Agree?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

President Obama and presumed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talked about finding common ground, the day after Republicans won control of the Senate and picked up seats in the House.

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Morning Edition

Midterm Results Indicate Shift In Democrat's Voting Coalition

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to demographic specialists about election results. They include: the Pew Research Center's Mark Hugo Lopez, Andra Gillespie of Emory University and Abby Kiesa of Tufts University.

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