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B.K.S. Iyengar Dies At 95; Sickly Child Became Yoga Guru

Morning Edition - 9 hours 21 min ago

Commentator Sandip Roy, an editor with Firstpost in India, has an appreciation of yogi B.K.S. Iyengar. Iyengar, who died on Wednesday, helped to introduce the practice of yoga to the Western world.

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How Syria's Assad Has Managed To Hold On To Power

Morning Edition - 9 hours 21 min ago

Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.

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High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

Morning Edition - 9 hours 21 min ago

At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."

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How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports?

Morning Edition - 10 hours 47 min ago

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

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How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

NPR News - 10 hours 47 min ago

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

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Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

NPR News - 10 hours 48 min ago

The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.

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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

NPR News - 10 hours 52 min ago

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

NPR Arts & Culture - 10 hours 54 min ago

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

NPR Arts & Culture - 10 hours 54 min ago

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

NPR News - 10 hours 54 min ago

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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DOJ Ordered To Turn Over List Of Fast And Furious Documents

NPR News - 10 hours 58 min ago

A federal judge told the Justice Department to provide Congress with a log of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.

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Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

NPR News - 12 hours 56 min ago

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 8:30pm

The Obama administration's admission comes on the heels of the release of a video by the militant group known as the Islamic State, which depicts the killing of American journalist James Foley.

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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 8:30pm

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

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U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 7:01pm

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

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08-20-2014- Marketplace- Economics Of Halftime Shows

Marketplace - August 20, 2014 - 5:48pm
Central bankers meet in Jackson Hole this week to discuss, among other things, Central Banks. We look at how the role of the Central Bank has changed and how the job of central banker has changed since the Recession. Plus, former Obama campaign operative David Plouffe has joined Uber as a vice president and strategist. Is Plouffe’s move just about the big money of a hightech startup?  Or is there an affinity between tech and the Democratic Party that he and other Dems are trying to harness? Also, did you know that the NFL doesn't pay musicians for performing at the Super Bowl? Well, turns out now the NFL wants major artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, the three finalists for next year's show, to pay them to perform at the halftime show. Will artists play ball? We look at the economics of halftime shows.
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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

NPR Health&Science - August 20, 2014 - 5:48pm

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 5:48pm

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

NPR News - August 20, 2014 - 5:45pm

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

NPR Arts & Culture - August 20, 2014 - 5:31pm

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.

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