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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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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

NPR News - 57 min 20 sec ago

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

NPR News - 57 min 20 sec ago

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

NPR News - 58 min 31 sec ago

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

NPR News - 58 min 31 sec ago

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

NPR Arts & Culture - 59 min 4 sec ago

In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.

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Turkish Hostages Held By Islamic Militants Are Released

NPR News - 3 hours 7 min ago

Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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Turkish Hostages Held By Islamic Militants Are Released

NPR News - 3 hours 7 min ago

Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 11:43pm

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 11:43pm

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 7:08pm

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.

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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

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Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

NPR Politics - September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

NPR Politics - September 19, 2014 - 6:03pm

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 5:48pm

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.

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09-19-2014- Marketplace- This may Suit SAP

Marketplace - September 19, 2014 - 5:38pm
As Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, debuts on the New York Stock Exchange we look at its ambitious founder Jack Ma and consider his significance. Plus, entrepreneur Jesse Herzog has designed a new kind of work suit and it’s a one piece suit with a twist. He calls it the suitsie. The concept might make you laugh (or not), but its creation begs the question: when did workplace dress codes, especially for office workers start to change? We investigate. Also, if your workplace has had you book travel plans on a website, chances are you used programming from the software company, Concur. Well, the Seattle-area based company is being gobbled up by another software giant, SAP. The cost of the deal for the German-based company? Over $8 billion. The acquisition is also expected to increase SAP's number of users for its cloud-based technology from 38 to 50 million users.
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WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 5:29pm

Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand-new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.

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Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

NPR News - September 19, 2014 - 5:27pm

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

NPR Arts & Culture - September 19, 2014 - 5:26pm

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.

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