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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.

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All Things Considered

A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.

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All Things Considered

A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Marks 13 Years Since Sept. 11 Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, memorials were held in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.

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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.

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Missouri Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Abortion, Guns

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Nation Remembers 9/11 On 13th Anniversary Of Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama, the first lady and vice president gathered for a moment of silence at the White House. Other ceremonies are scheduled at the Pentagon, in New York and in Shanksville, Pa.

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At September 11 Museum, Promises To The Future About The Past

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alice Greenwald, the director of the memorial and museum, says it's not only about 9/11. "It's a place to come to heal ... to exhale after holding our breath" since that date, she says.

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Sagging Pants And The Long History Of 'Dangerous' Street Fashion

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For adults, "sagging" has long been a marker of slovenliness or something more sinister. But the style might just be the latest iteration of fashion freighted with some old anxieties.

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Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.

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Morning Edition

Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.

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Morning Edition

Sometimes Suspects Make It Too Easy For Authorities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In Boston, a convicted felon, who isn't supposed to have weapons, posted photos of himself with guns on Twiter. A Fla. man fell asleep while apparently robbing a house. He slept as police took photos.

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Morning Edition

Fifth Graders' Onion Crop Is Missing, Apparently Stolen

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The class planted 100 onions in June and planned to harvest them this month. But when the students returned for the new school year, the onions were gone.

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Morning Edition

Employer-Sponsored Health Costs Rose Modestly In 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.

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Morning Edition

La. Shrimpers Complain Low Prices Aren't Worth Their Effort

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hundreds of Louisiana shrimping boats are docked this week, their nets dry. Shrimpers want more money for their catch. Current prices barely allow them to cover their fuel bills.

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Morning Edition

StoryCorps Remembers 2 People Killed On Sept. 11, 2001

Thursday, September 11, 2014

To mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we hear about two of the 3,000 people who died in the World Trace Center: Sean Rooney and Karen Juday.

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Morning Edition

Jazz Arranger Gerald Wilson Dies At 96

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bandleader, composer and arranger Gerald Wilson died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Wilson's career stretched from the swing era of the 1930s into the 21st century.

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Morning Edition

Congress Will Eventually Vote On Force Against Islamist Militants

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.

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Morning Edition

Child Migrants Settle Uneasily In The Big Easy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

U.S. immigration officials have allowed tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America to join family members or other guardians in the U.S. Nearly 1,000 are in New Orleans, for now.

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