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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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Afghan Rivals Prepare To Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 5:22pm

The country's presidential election, which has been disputed for months, may finally be coming to an end. The two candidates are expected to sign a deal tomorrow that would create a unity government.

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Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

NPR Health&Science - September 20, 2014 - 4:55pm

The skeleton lay buried in a gravel pit for tens of thousands of years. This week, paleontologists carefully transported the last and largest section to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

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'Passages' Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey

NPR Arts & Culture - September 20, 2014 - 4:55pm

Gail Sheehy is famous for her in-depth profiles of influential people, as well as her 1976 book on common adult life crises. Now she turns her eye inward, in her new memoir Daring: My Passages.

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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 3:58pm

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.

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Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 1:43pm

It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" by the team and the NFL.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

NPR Education - September 20, 2014 - 11:53am

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 11:53am

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 10:29am

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 10:16am

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters

NPR Politics - September 20, 2014 - 10:16am

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

NPR Politics - September 20, 2014 - 10:16am

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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Not My Job: Travel Guru Rick Steves Gets Quizzed On Steve Ricks

NPR Arts & Culture - September 20, 2014 - 10:14am

Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we've decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.

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What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

NPR Politics - September 20, 2014 - 9:55am

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

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Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 9:44am

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.

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Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 9:16am

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

NPR Politics - September 20, 2014 - 9:16am

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 8:24am

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

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Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 7:48am

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

NPR News - September 20, 2014 - 7:34am

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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