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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

Monday, November 17, 2014

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and processors are taking responsibility, many consumers aren't. An EPA pilot program aims to change that.

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Morning Edition

Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

Monday, November 17, 2014

With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.

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Morning Edition

The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

Monday, November 17, 2014

Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Playing Politics With Energy, Following a Space Trail, and Washington's Secret History

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the politics of the Keystone XL pipeline, we check-in on the Philae lander, and we examine the rise of Washington D.C.

WNYC News

Time to Recalibrate: Changes Come to Morning Edition, All Things Considered

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Regular listeners to Morning Edition may notice some changes starting Monday, November 17.

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WNYC News

NY Immigration Advocates Urge Obama to Act Now

Sunday, November 16, 2014

President Obama is expected to enact immigration reforms without congressional input, and advocates for immigrants are urging him to follow through.

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HealthCare.gov Has Improved, But Obamacare Still Faces Problems

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The second open enrollment period at HealthCare.gov began Saturday. The website is better than last year's version, but approval of the Affordable Care Act remains low.

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All Things Considered

Criminal Law Says Minors Can't Consent — But Some Civil Courts Disagree

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No state has an age of consent lower than 16. But in some civil cases, attorneys argue that children can make decisions about whom they have sex with — and, in some courtrooms, those attorneys win.

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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.

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In Oman, The Man Who Has Defined The Country Is Now Rarely Seen

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.

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All Things Considered

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One big criticism of wearable technology: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Some industry watchers say that can result in products designed only with men in mind.

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Producer Of 'Knight Rider' And 'Battlestar Galactica' Dies At 77

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Glen A. Larson, who was responsible for some of the most iconic television shows of the '70s and '80s, succumbed Friday to complications related to cancer, his son says.

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Google Asks Users To Help Fight Ebola — And They Answer With Cash

Sunday, November 16, 2014

For the first time ever, Google reached out to users in a matching campaign to help fund Ebola treatment and prevention. The company's philanthropic director explains why.

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Clearing Of MH17 Debris Begins In Eastern Ukraine

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Boeing 777 that crashed over the area on July 17, killing nearly 289 aboard, is widely believed to have been downed by a Russian-built, rebel-operated surface-to-air missile battery.

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Nigerian Army Retakes Chibok, Home Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A day after reports that Boko Haram militants had captured the town where they abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in April, the government says it has regained control of the northeastern city.

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Female Afghan Lawmaker Survives Suicide Bomb Attack

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.

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G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On Russia

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The meeting wrapped up with a pledge to grow global output by 2.1 percent in the next five years, but Russia's President Vladimir Putin got the cold shoulder.

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Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When the Islamic State seized the town of Zumar, the Kurds fled. Now Kurdish fighters have taken control, and it's the Arabs who have been driven out. Is this the future of Iraq?

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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Isn't Just Another Black Superhero

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The recently announced feature, scheduled for November 2017, may be the first Afrofuturist film with a shot of blockbuster success.

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