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Britain's Cameron Pleads With Scots To Stay In U.K.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The prime minister says he'd be "heartbroken" if Scotland voted to separate from the union in a Sept. 18 referendum.

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How Far Will President Obama Go?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The president has spent most of his tenure scaling back the U.S. military role in the Middle East. Now he appears poised to broaden an operation that will bring with it substantial risks.

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The Takeaway

Two Americans Could Make Literary History

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Americans have the chance to make literary history: This week, Karen Joy Fowler and Joshua Ferris became the first Americans to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist. 

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The Takeaway

Police Seize Billions in Cash Without Warrants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of drivers have had cash taken by police even though they weren't charged with a crime. According to a new report, police across the country have taken $2.5 billion since 2001.

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The Takeaway

Silicon Valley's Tech Elite Embrace the GOP

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Silicon Valley is generally considered a lock for Democrats. But that might be changing now that Republicans appear to be getting a foothold with the tech industry's elite.

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Government To Drop Background Check Firm USIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor conducts most of the government's background checks and was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.

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Coakley Will Face Baker In Massachusetts Governor's Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Attorney General Martha Coakley begins with an advantage in the Democratic state, but polling shows a majority views Republican Charlie Baker as a strong enough leader to be an effective governor.

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How Could A Doctor's Death From Ebola Possibly Be 'Good'?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He giggled, he swore, he was afraid of Ebola. This summer, he was infected by a patient he treated. Two colleagues remember Dr. Samuel Brisbane's good life — and reflect on the idea of a good death.

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Ukrainian President Offers Limited Autonomy For Rebellious Region

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country's restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Los Angeles's commuter rail system is losing passengers. Beijing's subway will double in size by 2020. California has sold 100,000 EVs. And: meet NYC's million-dollar parking space.
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Kerry Seeks Iraq's Support On Move Against Islamic State

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The secretary of state's visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama's speech tonight to outline a plan to combat the militant group.

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Your Favorite Sites Will 'Slow Down' Today, For A Cause

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Websites including Foursquare, Netflix and WordPress are taking part in Internet Slowdown Day to make a case for unfettered access to the Internet. The slowdown will only be symbolic, not real.

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WNYC News

Websites Protest Possible Internet Pay-for-(Fast) Play Rules

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New York City startups are encouraging users to be net activists.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson's Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The council in the Missouri town met Tuesday for the first time since the shooting of Michael Brown. A plan introduced would address one source of tension: heavy collection of court fines and fees.

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WNYC News

Death Beds: Living Wills Slowly Take Root

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Advance directives are increasingly helping people control how and where they die. But to get the most out of these documents, experts say people need to discuss them regularly.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.

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Morning Edition

Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"We don't see foreign policy events, the crisis in the Middle East, even border security here at home appearing in campaign ads to nearly the same degree," says one political ad expert.

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Morning Edition

Dogged By Controversy, A Jewish Sect Is On The Move Again

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Members of Lev Tahor left Canada with trail of allegations of child abuse. Then leaders of the Guatemalan village where they settled asked them to leave. The sect is again looking for a new home.

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Morning Edition

New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.

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Morning Edition

Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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