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All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Monday, September 22, 2014

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.

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She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.

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Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.

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Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.

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For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.

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Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Captain Citrus was sponsored by Florida's orange growers, whose profits are being hurt by disease and declining consumer demand for orange juice. They hope the comic character will boost sales.

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Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Surveys show Americans would prefer not to die in a hospital. Yet, in New York City, the majority of people do. But the reason is not simple.

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Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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All Things Considered

Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA

Saturday, September 20, 2014

With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.

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Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.

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A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

Friday, September 19, 2014

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.

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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

Friday, September 19, 2014

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.

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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

Friday, September 19, 2014

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

Friday, September 19, 2014

The shooter, Don Spirit, 51, had done time in prison on firearms violations in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son during a 2001 hunting accident.

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Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office

Friday, September 19, 2014

Principals are usually pretty mild-mannered. Not so if the topic of conversation is the Common Core. A group of school leaders share their take on new standards, old problems and bad teaching.

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Morning Edition

Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

Friday, September 19, 2014

The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.

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