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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

4 hours 10 min ago

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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Thief In Canada Tries To Make His Getaway In Red Canoe

5 hours 4 min ago

In Nova Scotia a burglar tried to get away in a canoe. Cops watched from both sides of the harbor until the culprit paddled into a park and tried to run off into the woods. The stolen item: a sword.

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Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

5 hours 41 min ago

The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.

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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

5 hours 41 min ago

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.

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Crimean Tatar's History A Backdrop For Current Pressures

5 hours 41 min ago

David Greene continues his reporting in the newest part of the Russian empire, Crimea. He visits a Muslim Tatar community as it celebrates a holiday, with a new Russia-appointed mayor.

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LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

5 hours 41 min ago

Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

5 hours 41 min ago

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

5 hours 41 min ago

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there's been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

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In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

5 hours 41 min ago

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.

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A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

5 hours 41 min ago

After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.

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Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

5 hours 42 min ago

Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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'Lastness': Award-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87

5 hours 42 min ago

Poet Galway Kinnell died Tuesday. His career spanned from the end of World War II to the present, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Home in Vermont, Kinnell died from leukemia.

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Families Of Missing Students Meet With Mexican President, Demand Answers

5 hours 42 min ago

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto met with relatives of the 43 missing students. For more than six hours, he listened to the families' frustrations over the slow pace of the investigation.

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What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

5 hours 42 min ago

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.

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Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

5 hours 42 min ago

McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.

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Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

5 hours 42 min ago

Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.

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Take A Trip Into A Mine And Surround Yourself With Bats

5 hours 42 min ago

NPR's Christopher Joyce and audio engineer Bill McQuay travel to an abandoned copper mine in search of bats — and their sound.

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

October 29, 2014 - 6:33am

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Doctor Delivered Baby Who Grew Up To Be His Heart Surgeon

October 29, 2014 - 6:23am

Forty-five years ago, a young obstetrician brought a baby boy into the world. Last month that baby — now a heart surgeon — gave the doctor who delivered him new life.

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Court Tells 'Naked Rambler' There Are Other Forms Of Expression

October 29, 2014 - 6:18am

Former British Marine Stephen Gough has been arrested more than 30 times for public nudity. He filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights, arguing freedom of expression. It didn't go well.

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