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Once Tolerated, Westerners Are Now Targeted By Radical Islamists

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The kidnapping and killing of Westerners isn't a new phenomenon in the Middle East. But the last time around, it stopped after just a few years. This time there's no end in sight.

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As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

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FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Over 2018, 2022 Soccer World Cup Bidding

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Soccer's governing body said assets may have been transferred to Switzerland in connection with the bids. Just days ago, FIFA cleared eventual winners Russia and Qatar of corruption.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.

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The Takeaway

GOP, White House Go Toe-to-Toe on Immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama has all but signed an executive order to defer the deportation of many undocumented immigrants, a move that caused an uproar among the GOP.

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The Takeaway

Novelist Richard Ford on 'Let Me Be Frank With You'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his latest novel in the Frank Bascombe series. Ford explains what he’s learned from his most famous character.

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The Takeaway

Spotlight on Mississippi Prisons as Ex-Chief Indicted

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christopher Epps was Mississippi's longest-serving corrections commissioner. He was recently indicted for accepting nearly $2 million in private prison bribes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

2014's Word of the Year is: Vape

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today we talk about the word of the year 2014, "vape", from Oxford Dictionaries. Last year's word--"selfie"! 

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The Takeaway

150 Years Later, Atlanta Challenges Civil War 'Myth'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Exactly 150 years after Civil War General William T. Sherman marched from Atlanta to Savannah with some 60,000 troops, some are arguing that history got it wrong. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Alberto Gonzales on Immigration Reform

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Federal immigration control, including a pathway to "nationality" as a precursor to full citizenship, is discussed by co-authors Alberto R. Gonzales and David N. Strange.

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NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson For At Least Remainder Of 2014 Season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Peterson, who pleaded no contest in a child abuse case, said he would appeal the decision. The Players Union, on his behalf, said the punishment was "arbitrary."

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With Japan In Recession, Prime Minister Calls For Snap Elections

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule, and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If the federal tax code is any guide, Congress wants you to drive to work. LIRR trains could get cupholders. Uber and Spotify inked a deal. And coming soon: a new MTA etiquette campaign.
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Obama Orders Review Of U.S. Hostage Policy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The administration revealed the review just after the Islamic State took responsibility for killing a third American citizen. It is not clear whether the U.S. will reconsider its no-ransom policy.

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Toll In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Rises To 5

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A police officer injured in this morning's attack died late Tuesday. Of the others killed by the assailants, three were U.S. citizens.

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WNYC News

The Costs Behind Obamacare's Curtain

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has given rise to some surprising cost increases beyond premiums and deductibles.

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WNYC News

Senators: Sandy Homeowners Systematically Denied Insurance Claims

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A legal case has uncovered what could be a pervasive practice: insurers hired engineers to rewrite damage assessments to reduce their payouts.

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WNYC News

There But for the Grace of God Goes Christie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three years ago, Gov. Christie’s religion was “none of your business.” Now, with a presidential campaign in sight, the governor is clapping in the pews and regularly talking about God.

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Morning Edition

Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Kurdish businessman decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

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