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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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Morning Edition

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

Friday, November 14, 2014

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

Friday, November 14, 2014

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relativity and even some spoilers.

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Morning Edition

State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Friday, November 14, 2014

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.

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'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

Thursday, November 13, 2014

One Secret Service officer was on his cellphone when a man jumped the fence and made his way into the mansion in September. A review finds gaps in communication and training in the security response.

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Morning Edition

Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.

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All Things Considered

As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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All Things Considered

How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smoky Cheater.

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All Things Considered

Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.

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All Things Considered

T-Pain Rises Above The Haters

Thursday, November 13, 2014

After initial success, the 30-year-old singer and songwriter, known for his Auto-Tuned hits, became a target for derision. It took time but now he's made it clear: "I'm not fake."

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The Slow-Talking 'Foxcatcher' Goes Long And Comes Up Short

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum star in a bizarre tale of wrestling, wealth and talking very slowly while surrounded by mist.

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All Things Considered

The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.

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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.

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All Things Considered

Top Delinquent Mine Has Deadly Legacy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the eight years regulators didn't collect penalty fines from D&C Mining, it was cited 1,500 times for safety violations — including many that federal inspectors say put miners at serious risk.

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All Things Considered

Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

Thursday, November 13, 2014

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?

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FIFA Clears Qatar, Russia Of World Cup Corruption, Ignites Furor

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."

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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets And Cameras

Thursday, November 13, 2014

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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