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Shoppers Expected Out In Force On Black Friday

2 hours 21 min ago

It's the day hard-core shoppers have been waiting for: Black Friday. Some even got a head start at the mall, shopping on Thanksgiving Day.

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Who's Buying Art?

2 hours 21 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She asks Thornton why the rich spend so much money on art.

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U.S. Is Home To 1.5 Million Undocumented Asian Immigrants

2 hours 21 min ago

The vast majority of undocumented workers in the U.S. come from Latin America, but there are still huge numbers of unauthorized immigrants from elsewhere in the world. Renee Montagne talks to Muzaffar Chishti, an immigration attorney and head of the Migration Policy Institute's New York Office, who says the U.S. is home to about one and a half million undocumented Asian immigrants.

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Iconic Lebanese Singer Sabah Dies At 87

2 hours 22 min ago

Sabah rose to fame in Egypt in the 1950s and became a household name across the Arab world, known for her powerful voice and bold persona.

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Eastern Ukraine Fighting Delays Identifying Airline Crash Victims

2 hours 22 min ago

It's been four months since a civilian airliner was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. While many bodies have been identified, human remains are still being recovered from the crash site.

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Mathematician's Story Is Dramatic Enough For The Big Screen

2 hours 22 min ago

The new movie The Imitation Game is about British mathematician Alan Turing and his attempts to crack Germany's Enigma Code during World War Two.

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

2 hours 22 min ago

Nearly every day for the past two weeks, a woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested for wearing a miniskirt. Cell phone video has galvanized an unprecedented show of condemnation.

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Research: Long Connection Between Fraternities And Sexual Assault

2 hours 22 min ago

Allegations of a gang rape at a University of Virginia frat party continue to shake that campus. Renee Montagne talks to historian Nicholas Syrett about the history and power of fraternities.

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Retailers First Used The Term Door-Buster Sales Decades Ago

2 hours 22 min ago

It may be surprising to learn that door-buster sales are not a recent phenomenon. Crowds turned out for deeply discounted items more than 100 years ago.

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Nigella Lawson Loves Leftovers And Knows How To Use Them

2 hours 22 min ago

If you don't want to eat endless turkey sandwiches, there's plenty else you can make. David Greene talks to cookbook author Nigella Lawson about what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Census Bureau May Stop Asking Marital History Questions

2 hours 22 min ago

Sociologists say it's a terrible idea, and comes just as they're trying to explore and explain a dramatic shift in Americans' marriage patterns.

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Drawing Police Lessons From Ferguson May Not Be Clear-Cut

2 hours 22 min ago

Will Ferguson and this year's other high-profile cases of police use of force, change the way American police are trained? Some see the incidents as an opportunity to update the training and rules.

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Jordanians Weigh Risks And Rewards Of Being A Close U.S. Ally

2 hours 22 min ago

Jordan has joined the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. A training base in Jordan, paid for in part by the U.S., symbolizes the two countries close and sometime controversial alliance.

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

3 hours 23 min ago

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

3 hours 25 min ago

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

November 27, 2014 - 12:12pm

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

November 27, 2014 - 6:11am

A farmer in Rudham, England, has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because his current one was bought by a museum. It turns out the metal object he found was a 3,500-year-old dagger.

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Unknowingly, British Farmer Uses Priceless Dagger As Doorstop

November 27, 2014 - 6:11am

A farmer in Rudham, England, has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because his current one was bought by a museum. It turns out the metal object he found was a 3,500-year-old dagger.

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Passengers Push Plane In Below Freezing Weather

November 27, 2014 - 5:59am

Amateur video captured the passengers giving it their all in arctic Russia this week. Though a tractor-trailer is also visible — likely doing the real work.

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Marine Sgt. Kelly Brown Trains For Front-Line Combat Role

November 27, 2014 - 4:42am

The Pentagon wants women in combat roles by 2016. But before that goes forward, female soldiers have to prove their worth in training. Renee Montagne talks to Marine Sergeant Kelly Brown.

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