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Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Kipsang has also won in Berlin and London in just over a year. Keitany, a one-time London Marathon champ, was running in her first 26.2-miler since giving birth in 2012.

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Ga. Senate Race Is Surprisingly — And Expensively — Close

Sunday, November 02, 2014

With control of the Senate up for grabs, Democrats are pinning their hopes on a seat in Georgia. Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is neck-and-neck with Republican David Perdue.

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Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

Sunday, November 02, 2014

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.

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Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

Sunday, November 02, 2014

As using egg donors becomes more common, women are more likely to choose donors based on smarts and athletic skill rather than trying to have a child who will look like just them.

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5 Things To Know About The 2014 Midterm Election

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The balance of power in the House and Senate could be upended with Tuesday's vote. We break down some of the key themes and offer a few predictions.

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All Things Considered

Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.

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All Things Considered

Millennials Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Cohabitation

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Millennials are more likely to live with the person they're dating than previous generations were — it's practically a rite of passage. So what does that means for their relationships?

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All Things Considered

Woman In Street Harassment Video: 'I Do Not Feel Safe Right Now'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Actress Shoshana Roberts says she has received several violent threats because of her role in a widely-watched anti-street harassment PSA. Still, she says, she doesn't regret raising the issue.

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All Things Considered

Diverting Lava Flow May Be Possible, But Some Hawaiians Object

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Slow-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano is stalled near the village of Pahoa in Hawaii. One volcanologist says redirecting the flow might be feasible, but would carry political and cultural risks.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

Saturday, November 01, 2014

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.

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In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Colony Is Saved From City Sprawl

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.

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In Texas, A Down-Ballot Race With Big Consequences

Saturday, November 01, 2014

National attention has focused on the governor's race but the election for the office below it could be even more important for the future of Texas politics.

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Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.

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At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

Saturday, November 01, 2014

When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.

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Virgin Galactic Crash Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

Saturday, November 01, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.

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Dreaming Up Ways To Use Fall Back's Extra Hour

Saturday, November 01, 2014

As Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time returns, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about that extra hour, and the different ways we might best put it to use. What will you do with it?

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Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men

Saturday, November 01, 2014

In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who catcall, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.

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A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies

Friday, October 31, 2014

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her."

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All Things Considered

Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

Friday, October 31, 2014

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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All Things Considered

Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death

Friday, October 31, 2014

A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life.

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