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Taylor Swift Sells White Noise In Canada

3 hours 37 min ago

A single for Taylor Swift's upcoming album came out on iTunes in Canada Tuesday. But it was only a few seconds of white noise, likely a technical glitch. The track shot to No. 1 on the charts.

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Problem With The Product: Mom Protests 'Breaking Bad' Merchandise

3 hours 43 min ago

Toys R Us has given up selling figures based on the show Breaking Bad. A Florida mom protested the making of toys based on the story of a dying teacher who becomes a meth dealer.

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World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

4 hours 17 min ago

The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City's streak of eight-straight wins.

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College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

4 hours 17 min ago

Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

4 hours 18 min ago

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

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Airbag Recall Affects Millions Of Americans

4 hours 18 min ago

Owners of vehicles with Japanese Takata airbags have been told to replace them immediately. David Greene speaks with David Shepardson of the Detroit News about the airbag recall.

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Thieves In Karachi Target Foundation Working For The Destitute

4 hours 18 min ago

The Edhi Foundation — synonymous with humanitarian work — was robbed over the weekend in Karachi. Over $1 million was stolen. Pakistanis are shocked that the respected group would be the target of such a crime.

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Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

4 hours 18 min ago

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

4 hours 18 min ago

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

4 hours 18 min ago

A couple of nights ago, in the pre-dawn hours, Larry King took his Twitter followers on a personal tour of the inside of his own head. It all started at 1:40 a.m. with a simple declaration.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

4 hours 18 min ago

A lawsuit in Georgia claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Lawyers say they belong to new African-American, Latino and Asian-American voters. But state officials say all applications have been processed.

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

4 hours 18 min ago

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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Turkey's Call For Buffer Along Border Could Drag U.S. Into Syria

4 hours 18 min ago

As a condition for further assistance in fighting the Islamic State, Turkey has requested the creation of a buffer zone just south of its border with Syria. Some U.S. officials are also calling for this, along with a no-fly zone.

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Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

October 21, 2014 - 10:26pm

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

October 21, 2014 - 8:09pm

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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When Women Stopped Coding

October 21, 2014 - 8:54am

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

October 21, 2014 - 6:45am

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

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Chinese Telecom Company Offers To Make Pockets iPhone-Sized

October 21, 2014 - 5:15am

China Unicom's tailor has set up a sewing machine, ready to alter concerned customers' pants so that the larger version of the phone will fit in their pockets.

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Is That A Spoonful Of Spooky Cereal In Your Beer?

October 21, 2014 - 5:10am

In Fort Collins, Colo., Black Bottle Brewery employees went into two stores and bought their entire inventory of Count Chocula cereal. The brewery says the cereal will go into a series of beers.

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How To Pick An English Name (Tip: Stay Away From Food)

October 21, 2014 - 4:35am

China Central Television has a guide for helping people pick alternative English names for those studying the language or working for international firms. Among its warnings: "Many Chinese like to pick names that are in fact, not names."

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