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R&B Singer Erykah Badu Raises $3.60 Singing On The Street

October 17, 2014 - 5:03am

The Grammy Award-winning singer said, "I just kinda always wanted to see what it would be like to sing for money on the streets." For whatever reason, she didn't get much cash dropped into her hat.

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Privacy Advocates Don't Buy FBI's Warning About Encryption Practices

October 17, 2014 - 5:03am

FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones.

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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

October 17, 2014 - 3:22am

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

October 17, 2014 - 3:21am

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

October 17, 2014 - 3:20am

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

October 17, 2014 - 3:18am

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.

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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

October 17, 2014 - 3:17am

"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

October 17, 2014 - 3:16am

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

October 16, 2014 - 12:03pm

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

October 16, 2014 - 10:37am

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.

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Builder Constructs Home On Wrong Lot

October 16, 2014 - 7:14am

Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri built a home in Florida. It's likely their house will end up in court. Two surveyors made a mistake, and the house was built on a lot that doesn't belong to them.

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Restaurant Dedicated To Mac And Cheese Opens In Los Angeles

October 16, 2014 - 7:09am

Kelly Chapman's MacOlicious started as a food truck, and now it's a brick and mortar eatery — specialties include mac and cheese with lobster or crab and of course bacon.

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USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives an update on the construction of new hospitals — and the outlook for Ebola — in afflicted parts of West Africa.

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Ebola Blame Game Takes The Stage At Midterm Election Debates

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.

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Justice Department's Civil Rights Division To Get Interim Leader

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

ACLU deputy legal director Vanita Gupta will lead the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. She will likely be nominated for Senate confirmation to hold the job permanently.

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U.S. Agency Assesses Action To Minimize Ebola's Spread In West Africa

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

Raj Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, is leading the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He's in the region and talks to Rachel Martin from Guinea.

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Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

The Kansas City Royals just keep winning. After a 28-year postseason drought, the team is headed to the World Series to face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.

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Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

President Obama has canceled travel plans. Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden appears before a congressional panel to answer questions on U.S. Ebola preparedness.

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Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.

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HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

October 16, 2014 - 5:34am

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.

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