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With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 1:22pm

Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

Fresh Air with Terry Gross - August 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

Fresh Air with Terry Gross - August 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

NPR Arts & Culture - August 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion about the state he loves. His book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West. Originally broadcast June 13, 2013.

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

NPR Arts & Culture - August 29, 2014 - 1:14pm

The 68-year-old film director hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco for his book Carsick. He says hitchhiking is "the worst beauty regimen ever." Originally broadcast June 10.

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Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 1:09pm

Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.

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The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

NPR Politics - August 29, 2014 - 1:02pm

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

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The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 1:02pm

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

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Not Quite Bond, Pierce Brosnan Is Back In Action In 'The November Man'

NPR Arts & Culture - August 29, 2014 - 12:45pm

Pierce Brosnan has left James Bond behind, but he struggles for his footing in an action thriller he himself fought hard to bring to the screen.

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Malaysia Airlines Cuts A Third Of Its Workforce After Steep Losses

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 12:29pm

The disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 in recent months have compounded the hit to the carrier's already shaky bottom line.

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A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 11:28am

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

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Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 11:00am

The warning was raised to "severe," the second-highest level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron said Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.

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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

NPR Education - August 29, 2014 - 10:19am

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

NPR Education - August 29, 2014 - 10:19am

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 10:19am

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 10:17am

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

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A Photographer Captures The Often-Overlooked 'Aunty' Couture

NPR Arts & Culture - August 29, 2014 - 9:42am

Toronto-based Meera Sethi's multimedia art project showcases the unique style of South Asian women, fondly called "aunties."

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

NPR Health&Science - August 29, 2014 - 9:09am

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 9:09am

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

NPR News - August 29, 2014 - 8:53am

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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