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Marketplace Morning Report

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

Marketplace Morning Report

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Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Waves For Miles

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

A muddy river in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is developing a reputation for its waves. A pair of surfers set a distance record, riding the wave of a tidal bore up the Petitcodiac River.

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Mars Has A New Visitor From Earth

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft on Sunday night fired its six main rocket engines for 33 minutes. That slowed the probe down enough so it could be captured by the Red Planet's gravity.

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Presidential Rivals In Afghanistan End Dispute

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

A power-sharing deal announced over the weekend ends the long dispute over who will lead Afghanistan. Afghan election officials announced that Ashraf Ghani is the country's next president.

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3-Day Ebola Lockdown Ends In Sierra Leone

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

People are allowed out of their homes and may return to work. The country-wide shutdown was an attempt to spread public health messages about Ebola and to potentially identify new patients.

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After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

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IG Nobels Honor Inane Yet Useful Scientific Discoveries

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

The Detroit Medical Center rediscovered a folk remedy from the 1800s — stop a nosebleed by shoving pork up your nostrils. Other winners: banana research and dogs sense the Earth's magnetic field.

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.

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White House focuses Firmly On Foreign Policy

September 22, 2014 - 4:59am

Congress is in recess with members campaigning in their districts ahead of the November vote. What is the role overseas events will play in the midterm election?

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NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

September 22, 2014 - 3:33am

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

September 22, 2014 - 3:32am

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

September 22, 2014 - 3:31am

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

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Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff, Because It Could Kill You

September 22, 2014 - 3:30am

Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?

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Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

September 22, 2014 - 3:29am

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.

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Why Jewelry Stores Hide The Price Tags

September 22, 2014 - 3:28am

In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?

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Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work

September 22, 2014 - 3:27am

NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.

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Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

September 19, 2014 - 7:00am

The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.

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Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

September 19, 2014 - 6:57am

Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.

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The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

September 19, 2014 - 5:02am

Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.

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Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

September 19, 2014 - 5:02am

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.

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