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Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

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All Things Considered

What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Monday, November 17, 2014

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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WNYC News

Former Bronx Legislator Escapes Prison Sentence

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro, who worked as a mole for investigators in a corruption probe, received a lenient sentence in a Bronx criminal court on Monday.

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Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

Monday, November 17, 2014

Afton Elaine Burton, who maintains websites advocating for Manson's innocence in the Tate-LaBianca murders, told The Associated Press that the wedding will be next month.

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For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The No. 1 Cause Of Death

Monday, November 17, 2014

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.

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Schoolbook

City Pulls Plug on Student Data System

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is ending its contract to maintain the controversial — and little used — ARIS computer system that cost the city at least $95 million.
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Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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WNYC News

New Business Hub Coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Monday, November 17, 2014

 $140 million will be spent to transform a World War II-era building into a center for manufacturing and investment. 

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Slain Aid Worker Shows 'One Person Can Make A Difference,' Parents Say

Monday, November 17, 2014

In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.

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Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Modafinil has been approved for treatment of narcolepsy, but it's often used to improve mental performance. The question is, does it work? A new study says probably not.

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All Things Considered

Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

Monday, November 17, 2014

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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All Things Considered

Toxic Tau Of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

Monday, November 17, 2014

Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.

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All Things Considered

The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

Monday, November 17, 2014

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.

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In California, That MRI Will Cost You $255 — Or Maybe $6,221

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's almost impossible to comparison shop for medical tests and procedures. A crowdsourcing experiment by two NPR member stations in California is aimed at making those numbers less mysterious.

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Why Sterilization Is The Most Popular Form Of Family Planning

Monday, November 17, 2014

The tragic news from India of women dying after being sterilized is not the norm. More than 200 million women a year rely on this procedure. Under proper conditions, complications are minimal.

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Sandwich Monday: Papa John's Frito Chili Pizza

Monday, November 17, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an innovative new pizza from Papa John's. It's covered with Fritos and chili.

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The Takeaway

Fighting the 'Pure Evil' of ISIS

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the weekend, another American—26-year-old U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig—died at the hands of the Islamic State. President Obama called it "an act of pure evil."

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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Monday, November 17, 2014

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services providers. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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