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Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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Kenya's Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In Berlin

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.

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Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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More Chicago Flights Canceled; Suspect Was Told Of Hawaii Transfer

Saturday, September 27, 2014

One day after Chicago's air traffic system was crippled, some flights resume and details emerge about the man suspected of setting a fire inside a federal radar center.

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Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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Book News: A Prize In Memory Of Peace Picks Its Winners

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, honoring writers who use literature to further social justice, has recognized Bob Shacochis and Karima Bennoune. Also: Sub Pop has published some grunge-worthy haiku.

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Morning Edition

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

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Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows.

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Book News: Amtrak Unveils Writers Picked For A Residency On The Rails

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The 24 writers chosen will set out on long-distance train rides — and write along the way. Also: Neil Gaiman tells a tale about Terry Pratchett, who isn't quite the kindly elf you might think he is.

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Book News: Author J. California Cooper, Whose Simple Prose Drew Acclaim, Dies

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The playwright-turned-novelist had a conversational style that made even vast themes feel intimate.

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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.

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Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.

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Stoutaccino? Starbucks Tests Coffee With Beer Flavors

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Reports that Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink for autumn that incorporates "toasty stout flavors" has set off a debate over how such a concoction might taste, and whether it's a good idea.

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Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Books Go Digital

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nine of the late writer's works are coming out as e-books in English. Also: a survey shows (again) a lack of diversity in publishing, and Ray Bradbury's ode-worthy gardening tool gets an asking price.

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Features

After Coming Out As Owner Of Cannabis Club, Reporter Quits On Live TV

Monday, September 22, 2014

Charlo Greene, a reporter for a TV station in Alaska, quit using an expletive, leaving her co-workers in shock. Greene had produced reports on the push to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

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Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

Sunday, September 21, 2014

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

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For Oktoberfest-Goers In Munich, A Parade And A Party

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Munich kicked off this year's Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, beer prices are above 10 euros per liter.

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