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For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to fishing guide Ryan Lambert about what's happening to his community.

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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.

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Cruising Attitude: Recliner Rebellion Building In The Sky

Saturday, September 06, 2014

With the airlines packing more people into planes, "recliner rage" is on the rise. Is it a problem of entitled passengers, or just too many of us squeezed into small spaces?

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Stinky T-Shirt? Bacteria Love Polyester In A Special Way

Friday, September 05, 2014

Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.

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All Things Considered

Manliness In Music: The XY Hits The Hi-Fi

Friday, September 05, 2014

There's no shortage of songs about what it means to be a man. But what makes some music sound "manly" — and what attracts men to play and listen to certain genres of music? The answers are changing.

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All Things Considered

Reclining Airplane Seats Are Getting Pushback — And Not Just From Knees

Friday, September 05, 2014

Airline seat space is prime real estate, and fights have been breaking out over who owns it. Who has the right to comfort — the person who wants to recline, or the person sitting behind them?

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Lights, Camera, College?: Goucher College Introduces Video Applications

Friday, September 05, 2014

Soon Goucher's admission office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations – and, for the first time, video applications.

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Your Questions On Modern Man Manners Answered

Friday, September 05, 2014

Steven Petrow, advice columnist for the Washington Post, will be answering your questions on Reddit at 10 a.m. Ask him anything.

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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

Friday, September 05, 2014

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.

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Update: After A 4-Day Hunt, Albino Cobra Is Caught In L.A. Suburb

Friday, September 05, 2014

A driver spotted the highly-venomous snake and called authorities. It was captured without incident.

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Morning Edition

Afraid Of Twerking, Vermont High School Cancels Dance

Friday, September 05, 2014

In a letter to the town's paper this week, the principal of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington defended canceling this years homecoming dance.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Residents' Mixed Emotions About Justice Department Probe

Friday, September 05, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a special litigation team from the Department of Justice will launch a wide-ranging examination of Ferguson's law enforcement practices.

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Morning Edition

Run-Up To Midterm Elections Overshadowed By Other News

Friday, September 05, 2014

Don Gonyea talks to with NPR Senior Political Correspondent Mara Liaison and Robert Costa of The Washington Post about the issues and key races in this fall's midterm elections.

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Morning Edition

Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

Friday, September 05, 2014

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted on Thursday of federal corruption charges. They were acquitted only on a handful of lesser charges.

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Morning Edition

Sharp-Tongued Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Friday, September 05, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers kept audiences laughing through a 50-year career that included bankruptcy, getting banned from The Tonight Show and mourning her husband's suicide.

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Morning Edition

How Close Is The Economy To Full Employment?

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 142,000 jobs were added to the economy in August, far below expectations. So the view that the Fed won't likely hike interest rates until mid-2015 remains intact.

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Morning Edition

Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

Friday, September 05, 2014

BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to potentially billions more in penalties.

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Morning Edition

Nebraska's Supreme Court To Hear Keystone XL Pipeline Case

Friday, September 05, 2014

The White House delayed a decision on the pipeline until a Nebraska route is approved. The state's high court hears arguments on Friday over whether the governor had authority to approve the route.

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Morning Edition

Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.

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Morning Edition

Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

Friday, September 05, 2014

There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.

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