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Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

October 1, 2014 - 7:25am

With the Royals and Oakland A's tied in the the 9th, the department tweeted: "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely." The Royals hadn't been in a postseason game since 1985.

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Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

October 1, 2014 - 7:03am

A lawyer visited a jail in Marysville, Wash., intending to see his client. Guards could not find the inmate. That was their first clue that Rhyan Vasquez had escaped. He'd been gone two days.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

October 1, 2014 - 5:03am

Elizabeth Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed re-enforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

October 1, 2014 - 5:03am

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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Hong Kong Protests: The Bigger Picture

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Audie Cornish talks to Hong Kong University Law Professor Michael Davis about the roots of the pro-democracy protests there, and the Chinese government's stake in the outcome.

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In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Elise Stefanik is 30 years old and running for Congress. If she wins, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Democrats hope filmmaker Aaron Woolf can help them hang on to the seat.

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.

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Activists In Hong Kong Use Holiday To Amass More Protesters

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding universal suffrage. The latest protests coincide with the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, a holiday.

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California Enacts Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."

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Freed From Prison After Hunger Strike, Reporter Leaves Egypt

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah Elshamy staged a hunger strike for 147 days in prison and was eventually force fed. He tells Steve Inskeep he was tortured but was never charged with any crimes.

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Queen Of Soul Gives Adele Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Aretha Franklin is covering Adele's song "Rolling in the Deep." The song is included on Franklin's new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, which is due out later this month.

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Another Secret Service Security Lapse Disclosed

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

A man with a criminal record and a gun was on an elevator with President Obama last month. The security lapse happened when President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed In Dallas

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified that a man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later.

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FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

October 1, 2014 - 3:47am

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.

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'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

October 1, 2014 - 3:46am

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

October 1, 2014 - 3:45am

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

September 30, 2014 - 1:43pm

A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces.

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Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

September 30, 2014 - 1:00pm

Going into Julia Pierson's hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, President Obama has expressed confidence in her and the agency she leads. Will that change?

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Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

September 30, 2014 - 6:58am

The FTC hit several companies for deceptive advertising, after claims that leggings and other items were infused with microcapsules of caffeine. The only thing that gets slimmer is your wallet.

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