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Who's Worth Your Trust In Fincher's Moody, Atmospheric 'Gone Girl'?

Friday, October 03, 2014

NPR's Bob Mondello says David Fincher's screen adaptation of the marriage-in-trouble thriller Gone Girl offers all the twists and jolts of the original novel, but gets a little pulpy toward the end.

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Sweden To Recognize Palestinian State

Friday, October 03, 2014

The move, which was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, would make Sweden the first major European nation to take that step.

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IN IMAGES: A Violent Day For Hong Kong's Occupiers

Friday, October 03, 2014

A group of pro-Beijing demonstrators attacked activists who have staged a week of civil disobedience calling for greater freedom.

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'Homeland' Regains Urgency With Twin Protagonists And Divided Loyalties

Friday, October 03, 2014

Last year, the Showtime drama about a CIA agent with a bipolar disorder lost its way. But the show's intensity is back in Season 4 when the CIA accidentally bombs a wedding in Pakistan.

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Is Enterovirus D68 Behind The Mysterious Paralysis In Children?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Several dozen children in California and Colorado have suffered paralyzed limbs, which doctors speculate could be caused by the respiratory virus EV-68. But we're a long way from knowing for sure.

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Outkast And Atlanta: Until They Close The Curtain

Friday, October 03, 2014

The hometown shows the duo played had a bittersweet quality because people thought it might be their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved groups of all time together.

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Dallas Health Officials Lower Ebola 'Contact Traces' To 50

Friday, October 03, 2014

A doctor at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas says the list of "contact traces" has been narrowed and that "will be followed on a daily basis" to check for symptoms.

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Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

Friday, October 03, 2014

Some critics say the al-Qaida unit known as the Khorasan Group was bluffed up as an excuse for U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Intelligence officials and analysts say the group exists and is dangerous.

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Norway Is Great For Older Folks — And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

Friday, October 03, 2014

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.

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The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel's Precious Etrog Fruit

Friday, October 03, 2014

An odd, beautiful and persnickety citrus fruit has its big moment during the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. But then what do you do with it?

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What You Need To Know For Medicare Open Enrollment

Friday, October 03, 2014

There will be fewer plans to pick from this time around. But people can still expect plenty of options for prescriptions drugs and privately run insurance through Medicare Advantage.

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How Tough Is The Mortgage Market? Even Bernanke Can't Get Refinanced

Friday, October 03, 2014

The former Fed chair told an audience in Chicago that he was unable to refinance his home loan, adding that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions."

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Canada Identifies Ship Found From 1846 Arctic Expedition

Friday, October 03, 2014

The announcement that a vessel from the doomed Franklin team had been found came last month, but now archaeologists say they've determined that it's the HMS Erebus.

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Muslims In Minnesota Weigh Whether To Expel Or Engage At-Risk Youth

Friday, October 03, 2014

After several young people left to join ISIS, leaders are considering which approach to take with marginalized youth. Boston's experience with the marathon bombing suspects may be instructive.

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Unemployment Falls To 5.9 Percent, Lowest In 6 Years

Friday, October 03, 2014

The U.S. economy also added 248,000 jobs last month, according to Bureau of labor Statistics data that were stronger than expected.

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VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

Friday, October 03, 2014

It took more than a billion years of evolution to yield the biology behind a beer. Here, we bring you a video celebration of the science in a cold one.

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Kurds In Syria Warn Of Massacre If ISIS Seizes Border Town

Friday, October 03, 2014

Islamic State militants have stepped up attacks on Kobani, which lies along the Turkey-Syria border and has been encircled by the extremists for weeks.

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Take The NPR Ed Visitor Survey

Friday, October 03, 2014

Here's your chance to tell us what's working and what isn't.

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Hong Kong Protesters Call Off Talks After Mobs Attack Their Camps

Friday, October 03, 2014

In the territory's crowded Mong Kok district, a group of anti-Occupy Central demonstrators broke through police lines and tore up the pro-democracy activists' camp.

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U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead

Friday, October 03, 2014

A century ago, U.S. manufacturers were building a mountain of wealth that unskilled workers could climb. Today, economists see U.S. factories flourishing but say workers will see fewer opportunities.

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