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Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music in Death to Smoochy.

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Who's Catching Your Cellphone Conversations?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.

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Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.

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American Freed After Months Of Detention In North Korea

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in June for allegedly leaving a Bible in his North Korean hotel room. Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae remain in custody.

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When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.

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DHS: Travelers From West Africa Limited To 5 U.S. Airports

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.

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All Things Considered

Israeli Homes, Decorated With A Shopping Spree In China

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Some Israelis are flying to China to buy most everything they need to furnish a home. They say it's cheaper than buying in Israel, though there are also cautionary tales of shopping trips gone wrong.

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Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.

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A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that has cropped up in Hong Kong.

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A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.

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Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.

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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

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Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The self-defined "unaffiliated" are apt not to reject science's promise of knowledge based on evidence but, rather, to embrace it, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Morning Edition

When Women Stopped Coding

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

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Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

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Apps Make Googly Eyes At Riders Tired Of Being Snubbed By Cabbies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.

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CEO Of Major French Oil Company Dies In Plane Accident

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christopher de Margerie, CEO of Total, was 63. He and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

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Hong Kong Leader Hints At Concessions As Talks With Students Begin

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.

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Morning Edition

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

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Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Olympian was convicted of culpable homicide last month — rather than a more serious charge of premeditated murder — for the 2013 fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in his home.

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