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Putting Caffeine In Your Underwear Won't Make You Slimmer, Alas

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 11:43am

Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised.

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'Gone Girl,' Take Two: The Very, Very Spoiled Edition

NPR Arts & Culture - September 30, 2014 - 11:23am

If you've already read Gone Girl, or if you don't mind swimming in a sea of spoilers, we've got a few thoughts that require giving up some of the book's bigger secrets.

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Database Flaws Cloud Sunshine On Industry Payments To Doctors

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 10:57am

A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.

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In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 10:55am

The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.

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Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 9:36am

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

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Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 9:36am

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

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Ominous Tremors At Mt. Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 8:59am

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Ominous Tremors At Mount Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 8:59am

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Ominous Tremors At Mt. Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 8:59am

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, after new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Top Stories: Hong Kong Protests; Questions On White House Security

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 8:47am

Also: The U.S. Supreme Court blocks Ohio's early voting; the world's wildlife population has been decimated in the past 40 years; and the world's biggest collector of Harry Potter items is named.

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Secret Service Chief Questioned Over Breaches At White House

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 8:11am

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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Secret Service Chief Grilled Over White House Security Failures

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 8:11am

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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Secret Service Chief Faces Questions Over Breaches At White House

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 8:11am

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee will ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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When Science Gets Ahead Of Itself

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 8:05am

Scientists have found a that March discovery, touted as one of the most important scientific discoveries ever, may not be one at all. Astrophysicist Adam Frank weighs in on the scientific process.

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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 7:34am

The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

NPR Politics - September 30, 2014 - 7:34am

The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

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Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 7:16am

Kirkus Reviews has been around, in varying forms, for over 80 years — but it's the new kid in town this awards season. Today, the publication announced the finalists for its inaugural Kirkus Prize.

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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

Conversations at the World Cafe - September 30, 2014 - 7:16am

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists

NPR Arts & Culture - September 30, 2014 - 7:16am

Kirkus Reviews has been around, in varying forms, for over 80 years — but it's the new kid in town this awards season. Today, the publication announced the finalists for its inaugural Kirkus Prize.

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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

NPR News - September 30, 2014 - 7:16am

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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