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Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The risk of developing tuberculosis soars when someone has diabetes. The threat of a double pandemic is a challenge for the medical profession, where different docs typically treat each disease.

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Morning Edition

EU's New Competition Chief Could Shake Up Google Antitrust Case

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nearly 20 companies have filed antitrust complaints against Google in Europe since 2009. Under the new commissioner, the company could face more formal charges and billions of dollars in fines.

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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All Things Considered

Germany Hopes Incentive Plan Will Strengthen Its Military

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The German defense minister announced plans to increase the pay and benefits of her country's soldiers as a first step to restoring the effectiveness of Germany's military. The state of the German armed forces is an ongoing national scandal after it was revealed most of the country's military aircraft were grounded and German battle tanks are in need of repair. The defense minister says the shortage of military personnel is equally problematic, rendering half of its submarine fleet unusable because there aren't qualified people to operate them.

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Russian Engines Could Be Focus Of Antares Launch Failure Probe

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.

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Ask Me Anything: NPR's David Greene Takes Questions On Crimea

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morning Edition Host David Greene recently returned from a reporting trip to Crimea and responds to questions on Reddit about how the Black Sea peninsula has changed since it was seized by Russia.

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Russia Reportedly Suspected In Hack Of White House Network

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The breach of the unclassified network is thought to be a state-sponsored effort, and The Washington Post reports that Russia is considered the most likely culprit.

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Morning Edition

Court Tells 'Naked Rambler' There Are Other Forms Of Expression

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Former British Marine Stephen Gough has been arrested more than 30 times for public nudity. He filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights, arguing freedom of expression. It didn't go well.

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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like a well-oiled machine Monday.

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All Things Considered

In England's Churches, Boom In New Recruits Changes Nature Of The Clergy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

England has seen a boom in young men enrolling in the clergy. The phenomenon has been happening for a decade, so it's not a reflection of the new pope.

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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."

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Morning Edition

Over A Cappuccino, Italian Mayor Wants To Hear Local Concerns

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A mayor in Italy is inviting his citizens to share their ideas over breakfast. Pino Palmieri asked residents of Roscigno to meet him at the town's main bar. He's using his own dough to pay the tab.

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Pro-Western Parties Sweep Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections

Monday, October 27, 2014

Exit polls show parties allied with President Petro Poroshenko have won a clear majority, but the results are likely to further anger Russia.

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Morning Edition

In Crimea, Many Signs Of Russia, Few Of Resistance

Monday, October 27, 2014

Russia's takeover of Crimea extends from the flags over government buildings to passports to the labels on wine bottles. Despite the international criticism, many Crimeans are happy to rejoin Moscow.

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Oligarchs Still Hold Sway In Ukraine Elections

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ukraine's parliament election is tapping into the raw frustrations of a country ripped apart by war. In the first ballot since the Moscow-backed president was removed, can the damage be repaired?

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EU Stress Test Finds 25 Banks Need To Shore Up Reserves

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The total shortfall was measured at €24.6 billion, or around $31.2 billion. Officials say that some banks have already made up the shortfall, which is based on a snapshot of data taken last December.

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Stranded In France, Migrants Believe Britain Is The Answer

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Migrants from Africa and Afghanistan have poured into Calais, hoping to seek asylum in Britain across the channel. But few succeed, leaving an estimated 2,000 in limbo in the French port city.

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All Things Considered

Ukrainians Going To The Polls Amid Conflict And Corruption

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ukraine's parliamentary election is Sunday and the two big issues are the war against separatists and the nation's corruption. Arun Rath talks with Corey Flintoff about the challenges of holding an election there.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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