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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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5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 11:55pm

Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.

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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 8:58pm

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 8:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

NPR Politics - October 22, 2014 - 8:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 7:32pm

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

NPR Politics - October 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

NPR Politics - October 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 5:26pm

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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10-22-2014 Marketplace - Johnson & Johnson & Ebola

Marketplace - October 22, 2014 - 5:05pm
There are some good economic reasons no one created an Ebola vaccine – yet. Now multiple companies, including Johnson & Johnson, are racing to produce a cure. The business rationale changed in part due to the size of the outbreak itself, but also an increasingly interested market and potential payday. Plus: New regulations aimed at preventing another housing crisis have been finalized, only they don't include a down payment requirement. Financial experts think homeowners should put down 20 percent to be safe, but where did that number come from in the first place? Also: Seemingly out of nowhere in 1979, the Hunt brothers attempted to corner the silver market, pushing up prices almost 1,000 percent as they bought rights to nearly half of the silver in the open market. But when the commodities markets responded by changing the rules for margin trading, they went bust. Following the death of Nelson Bunker Hunt on Tuesday, Oct. 21, we look at why this strange bubble can't really happen again.
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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 4:38pm

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

NPR Education - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

NPR Health&Science - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

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Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians

NPR Health&Science - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt — a nautical archeologist — found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

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Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

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Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

NPR Politics - October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.

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NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

NPR News - October 22, 2014 - 4:28pm

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.

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