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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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Yes, The Weather Is Polar. No, It's Not The Vortex

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Meteorologists are annoyed by the hype around the phrase "polar vortex." This week's frigid snap, they say, was just a regular old cold front.

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'Twinkle' Sparks Fireworks As Fiddler Guts Violin Method

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fiddler Mark O'Connor claims Shinichi Suzuki, creator of the popular Suzuki Method of violin instruction, was a fraud. O'Connor has created his own teaching system.

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ISIS Issues Video Showing Beheading Of American Aid Worker

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The self-declared Islamic State released a new video Sunday that shows the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, who was kidnapped in Syria last year.

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Ebola-Infected Doctor Arrives In Nebraska For Treatment

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dr. Martin Salia, who got the virus while working in Sierra Leone, is said to be sicker than some of the other patients who have been successfully treated for the disease in the U.S.

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.

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Boko Haram Seizes Town That Is Home To Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The rebel group that abducted nearly 300 girls in April has captured the town where they were taken, dashing faint hopes that a cease-fire deal with the government could still be salvaged.

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Putin Gets Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

Saturday, November 15, 2014

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

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The Wondrous World Of Tom Thumb Weddings

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.

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Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Barred From Traveling To Beijing

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Three student activists, including Alex Chow, were stopped at the airport as they sought to board a flight in hopes of meeting with Chinese leaders.

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In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.

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Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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