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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

NPR Politics - August 25, 2014 - 3:28am

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

Morning Edition - August 25, 2014 - 3:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

NPR News - August 25, 2014 - 3:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

NPR Politics - August 25, 2014 - 3:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

NPR Arts & Culture - August 25, 2014 - 3:26am

In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.

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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

NPR News - August 25, 2014 - 3:25am

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.

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Burger King In Talks To Buy Canada's Tim Hortons

NPR News - August 25, 2014 - 1:15am

The companies say Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Ontario-based Tim Hortons Inc. would continue to operate as separate brands but would share corporate services.

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This Week on the Radio: "Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde"

This American Life - August 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dr. Benjamin Gilmer (left) gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer (picture) — who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer. So Benjamin starts digging around, trying to understand how a good man can seemingly turn bad.

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Latecomers Bring Fresh Outrage To Weary Ferguson

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 5:25pm

As the streets of Ferguson, Mo., calm down, new protesters are arriving to carry on demonstrations.

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Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

NPR Arts & Culture - August 24, 2014 - 5:24pm

A new study finds that reality television shows like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives can make some viewers more aggressive in real life.

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Ebola Outbreak Reportedly Spreads To Central Africa

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 5:02pm

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 5:02pm

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

NPR Health&Science - August 24, 2014 - 5:02pm

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

NPR Arts & Culture - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.

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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Northern California

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Bay Area of California early Sunday morning. The quake caused some injuries and heavy damage to buildings, particularly in Napa.

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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Northern California

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Bay Area of California early Sunday morning. The quake caused some injuries and heavy damage to buildings, particularly in Napa.

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American Journalist Freed After Nearly Two Years In Captivity

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

New England native Peter Theo Curtis was freed Sunday, after being held by Islamic militants in Syria since October 2012. Another American journalist, James Foley, was killed in Syria last week.

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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

NPR Arts & Culture - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.

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Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.

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With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

NPR News - August 24, 2014 - 4:59pm

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.

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