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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

November 23, 2014 - 4:19pm

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

November 23, 2014 - 2:50pm

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

November 23, 2014 - 2:38pm

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

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First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

November 23, 2014 - 1:23pm

By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.

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First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

November 23, 2014 - 1:23pm

By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

November 23, 2014 - 12:01pm

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Replica Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots

November 23, 2014 - 11:58am

Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up; instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

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Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

November 23, 2014 - 10:50am

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, the country marked a milestone as Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

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Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

November 23, 2014 - 9:30am

Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn't see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.

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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

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Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.

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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.

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Tunisian Election Completes Its Transition To Democracy

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

Thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship in 2011. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

November 23, 2014 - 7:03am

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!

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