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Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

17 hours 7 min ago

Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie

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Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

17 hours 10 min ago

A study of genes of people from different nations found British people have a short form of the gene controlling serotonin. The British are more disposed to grumpiness than the Danes or the Dutch.

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For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

18 hours 31 min ago

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

18 hours 31 min ago

Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the "nocturnal underbelly" of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.

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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

18 hours 31 min ago

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

18 hours 31 min ago

Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.

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A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

18 hours 32 min ago

The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.

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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

18 hours 32 min ago

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

18 hours 32 min ago

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.

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What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

18 hours 32 min ago

More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.

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Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

18 hours 32 min ago

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.

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In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

18 hours 32 min ago

FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.

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LA Schools' Technology Expansion Loses Its Biggest Advocate

18 hours 32 min ago

With the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles Unified School District's troubled iPad program is even more uncertain.

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With Shift From Ukraine To Russia, Crimea's Business And Pleasure Uprooted

18 hours 32 min ago

Crimeans are adjusting to Russian control in small and big ways, like rooting for a new soccer team and finding new ways to make a living.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

18 hours 32 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

18 hours 32 min ago

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

October 30, 2014 - 11:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

October 30, 2014 - 6:17am

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

October 30, 2014 - 5:23am

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

October 30, 2014 - 4:46am

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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