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Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

18 hours 3 min ago

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.

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Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

19 hours 18 min ago

Before Sunday's Beijing Marathon, smog levels were 12 times above what is considered safe for humans. But organizers refused to cancel. Instead, they handed out sponges to clean exposed skin.

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Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

19 hours 26 min ago

With the World Series starts Tuesday: the Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals. Supporting their Giants, San Francisco radio stations banned the Lorde song, "Royals."

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Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

20 hours 3 min ago

Roman Catholic bishops openly addressed hot-button topics that included questions about gays and Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention.

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The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

20 hours 3 min ago

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

20 hours 3 min ago

There's one place in Monrovia where people continue to gather together despite the threat of Ebola: Sunday church service. One reverend knows firsthand how the smallest mistake can be deadly.

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Surprising Draft To Watered-Down Report: This Year's Vatican Synod

20 hours 3 min ago

Roman Catholic bishops have wrapped up their two-week meeting at the Vatican about family issues. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention. Among the more controversial issues were how to deal with gays and with divorced and remarried Catholics.

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Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

20 hours 3 min ago

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

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This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

20 hours 3 min ago

This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

20 hours 3 min ago

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.

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Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

20 hours 3 min ago

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

20 hours 3 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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Indonesia Swears In President Who Ran On Promise Of Change

20 hours 3 min ago

Indonesia has inaugurated its new president, Joko Widodo. Steve Inskeep talks tp Financial Times' correspondent Ben Bland about the man known as Jokowi, and the challenges he faces as he takes office.

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N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

20 hours 3 min ago

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.

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Starring In 'Fury': The Horrors That People Are Capable Of In War

20 hours 3 min ago

The WWII drama Fury is about a U.S. sergeant and his five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Kenneth Turan reviews the film, directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf.

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There's Never A Dull Moment On This Trans-Siberian Adventure

20 hours 3 min ago

Morning Edition's David Greene has taken this 6,000-mile ride twice. He shares his experience in the cramped third-class cars — borscht and all — in his new book, Midnight in Siberia.

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Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

October 19, 2014 - 2:34pm

There's one place in Monrovia where people continue to gather together despite the threat of Ebola: Sunday church service. One reverend knows firsthand how the smallest mistake can be deadly.

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Washington, D.C. Election Guide Uses Upside-Down Flag

October 17, 2014 - 7:17am

The Washington Post reported the mistake. But officials contend it was really a brilliant ruse to get attention and fight voter apathy.

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Hot Dog Suit Costs Irish Movie Theater $25,000

October 17, 2014 - 5:24am

Carl Meade was fired when cameras caught him paying for a regular hot dog instead of an extra large one. He told the court it was an innocent mistake. The company was ordered to pay compensation.

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Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

October 17, 2014 - 5:03am

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.

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