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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

NPR Arts & Culture - August 20, 2014 - 3:33am

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

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Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 3:33am

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 1:54am

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.

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Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 6:23pm

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 5:59pm

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.

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Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 5:33pm

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."

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Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting

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

Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.

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Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade

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

One man's quest to get out of Gaza and into Egypt highlights Palestinian calls for more freedom of movement.

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Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 5:22pm

Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.

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08-19-2014- Marketplace- Chinese Hack U.S. Hospital

Marketplace - August 19, 2014 - 5:21pm
Lots of police departments in the U.S. have tear gas, which they throw at disorderly civilians. But where does that tear gas come from? And how big a business is it for the companies that produce it? Plus, there’s word this week that Chinese hackers stole records of 4.5 million patients from computers at Community Health systems, one of the largest hospital networks in the Southeast. Healthcare records contain social security numbers, birth dates, addresses - a goldmine of information for identity thieves. Which is likely to make them a big fat target for future hacks. Will they be ready? Many experts say no. 
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Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

NPR Health&Science - August 19, 2014 - 5:14pm

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

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Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 5:14pm

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

NPR Education - August 19, 2014 - 4:59pm

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 4:59pm

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

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'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 4:58pm

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.

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'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

NPR Arts & Culture - August 19, 2014 - 4:58pm

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.

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As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 4:19pm

Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?

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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 4:17pm

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.

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Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

NPR News - August 19, 2014 - 4:13pm

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

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