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'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

The soundtrack for Marvel's blockbuster space opera Guardians of the Galaxy is No. 1 for the second week in a row. Nielsen SoundScan reports the compilation sold 93,000 copies last week.

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China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Toyota says it will lower prices of auto parts for its Lexus models in China. This comes after Chinese regulators raised concerns over possible antitrust violations in the country's auto industry.

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As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Ukraine's army has been gaining ground against pro-Russian separatists. But details are difficult to pin down. They are now trading accusations over an alleged attack against a civilian convoy.

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Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's World Series. The 13-year-old pitching sensation is already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.

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Why Civil Resistance Movements Succeed

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan about why non-violent resistance campaigns work better than armed rebellion. Their article on the subject is in Foreign Affairs magazine.

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Fellow Photojournalist Nicole Tung Remembers James Foley

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Freelance photojournalist Nicole Tung worked and traveled with James Foley. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the slain photojournalist and his work.

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Foley's Murder By Islamist Militants Shocks World's Conscience, Obama Says

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

President Obama says the civilized world is appalled by the tactics of those who killed journalist James Foley, and he urged people in the Middle East to resist the group's "bankrupt ideology."

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Financial Players Gather In Jackson Hole For Annual Conference

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the symposium. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts central bankers and economists to talk about economic policy.

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Fed Officials Debate Timing Of Interest Rate Hike

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting show that a number of officials believe the benchmark rate should rise sooner than is currently expected.

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Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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

Morning Edition - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 5:07am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:41am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:41am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:40am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:36am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:34am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:34am

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 - August 21, 2014 - 3:34am

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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