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Fiesta Fan Photos: Your Dishes On Display

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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Just Seeing Charts And Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible

Friday, October 17, 2014

Graphs look so impressive. Even graphs that include no new information made people more likely to think that a drug is effective, a study finds. Can you inoculate yourself against that bias?

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Morning Edition

Washington, D.C. Election Guide Uses Upside-Down Flag

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Washington Post reported the mistake. But officials contend it was really a brilliant ruse to get attention and fight voter apathy.

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Morning Edition

Sustained Lower Gas Prices Could Drive Economic Growth

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gas prices are plunging and before it's all over, some experts say Americans will be paying a $1 a gallon less than a few months ago. That could mean $1,000 more per household in extra spending money.

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Morning Edition

Privacy Advocates Don't Buy FBI's Warning About Encryption Practices

Friday, October 17, 2014

FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones.

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Morning Edition

LA Schools Superintendent To Leave After iPad Controversy

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Los Angeles schools superintendent is stepping down. John Deasy's resignation follows a contracting scandal that put him on the defensive. He talks to Steve Inskeep about why he resigned.

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Morning Edition

R&B Singer Erykah Badu Raises $3.60 Singing On The Street

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Grammy Award-winning singer said, "I just kinda always wanted to see what it would be like to sing for money on the streets." For whatever reason, she didn't get much cash dropped into her hat.

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Morning Edition

Wild Card Teams, Giants And Royals, To Meet In World Series

Friday, October 17, 2014

The San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to advance to the championship. The day before, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their series slot.

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Morning Edition

Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.

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Morning Edition

For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

Friday, October 17, 2014

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.

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Morning Edition

Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

Friday, October 17, 2014

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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Ebola-Stricken Nurse Appears Well In Video

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nina Pham, 26, was filmed before being flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick, Md., and then transferred to the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda on Thursday.

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All Things Considered

Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Could Learn Lessons From Africa's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dr. Lewis Rubinson, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in west Africa. He shares the lessons he learned in treating patients.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Judge Leads County's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. As the chief-elected official of the county, Jenkins is also responsible for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

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All Things Considered

Cardinals' Playoff Success Dampened By Ferguson Protests

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals may be eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs on Thursday night. The community around the Gateway City is still tense in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.

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All Things Considered

Interfaith Chaplains Revitalize An Old Role On College Campuses

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A third of young Americans report no religious affiliation. Given the odds, you might expect life around a college chaplain's office to be pretty dull these days. Not so.

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All Things Considered

Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's now-rollicking U.S. Senate battle is turning it into a battleground, complicating efforts to predict which party will emerge from the midterm elections with control over the chamber.

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