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Creepers, Golliwog, Spalding

Studio 360 - January 18, 2038 - 11:14pm
Kurt Andersen talks to novelist Anne Rice about the mystery and allure of monsters across movies, art, and literature.
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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

NPR News - 3 hours 45 min ago

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

NPR News - 3 hours 45 min ago

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

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U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

NPR News - 5 hours 14 min ago

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

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08-20-2014- Marketplace- Economics Of Halftime Shows

Marketplace - 6 hours 26 min ago
Central bankers meet in Jackson Hole this week to discuss, among other things, Central Banks. We look at how the role of the Central Bank has changed and how the job of central banker has changed since the Recession. Plus, former Obama campaign operative David Plouffe has joined Uber as a vice president and strategist. Is Plouffe’s move just about the big money of a hightech startup?  Or is there an affinity between tech and the Democratic Party that he and other Dems are trying to harness? Also, did you know that the NFL doesn't pay musicians for performing at the Super Bowl? Well, turns out now the NFL wants major artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, the three finalists for next year's show, to pay them to perform at the halftime show. Will artists play ball? We look at the economics of halftime shows.
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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

NPR Health&Science - 6 hours 27 min ago

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

NPR News - 6 hours 27 min ago

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

NPR News - 6 hours 30 min ago

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

NPR Arts & Culture - 6 hours 44 min ago

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.

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Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licences

NPR News - 6 hours 47 min ago

The Supreme Court has stayed a Virginia court's ruling which ended the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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Many Seek 'Justice' In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait A While

NPR News - 7 hours 15 min ago

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

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Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile

NPR News - 7 hours 16 min ago

Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.

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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

NPR News - 7 hours 30 min ago

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training, but it still faces criticism.

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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

NPR News - 7 hours 31 min ago

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

NPR News - 7 hours 58 min ago

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.

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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

NPR News - 8 hours 2 min ago

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

NPR News - 8 hours 2 min ago

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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Remembering James Foley, A Journalist Who Made His Life In War Zones

NPR News - 8 hours 2 min ago

American James Foley, who was executed by Islamist militants, had been working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in 2012. GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni speaks about about Foley and his work.

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EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

NPR Health&Science - 8 hours 2 min ago

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

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To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

NPR Arts & Culture - 8 hours 2 min ago

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

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