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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 โ€” and get elected โ€” 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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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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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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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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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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All Things Considered

Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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All Things Considered

Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order

Friday, October 31, 2014

A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's governor sought to keep her confined to her home.

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All Things Considered

In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

Friday, October 31, 2014

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.

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All Things Considered

Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near

Friday, October 31, 2014

President Obama makes the case for economic policies that would benefit women amid hopes that women will turn out for Democrats on Election Day.

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Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force

Friday, October 31, 2014

Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what the Justice Department claims, is a pattern of unconstitutional uses of force.

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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Friday, October 31, 2014

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements

Friday, October 31, 2014

The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

Friday, October 31, 2014

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

Friday, October 31, 2014

Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.

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