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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

Friday, October 24, 2014

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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Morning Edition

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

As the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South, Rep. John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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Morning Edition

Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Friday, October 24, 2014

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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Deaths At US-Mexico Border Reach 15-Year Low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More immigrants are turning themselves into Border Patrol agents. And U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has increased its rescue efforts.

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All Things Considered

Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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All Things Considered

Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

Thursday, October 23, 2014

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

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Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Secret Service is gladly highlighting its canine heroes, Hurricane and Jordan, after weeks of the drip, drip, drip of an agency in trouble.

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All Things Considered

ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict, many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which it says is harsh and arbitrary.

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All Things Considered

UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.

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All Things Considered

Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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All Things Considered

New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

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All Things Considered

FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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All Things Considered

Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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All Things Considered

In Missouri, A Tale Of Two Fergusons

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The argument over how race plays a role in the interaction between police and residents of color has flared in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's surprising to some of the small city's white residents who say the depiction of Ferguson is all wrong.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is it struggling?

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.

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