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Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

September 11, 2014 - 8:03am

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.

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Judge In Pistorius Trial Rules Out Murder

September 11, 2014 - 7:50am

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa, who has yet to render her final verdict in the jury-less trial, says the prosecution failed to prove premeditated murder.

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Opinion Pages Offer Support On Plan To Combat Islamic State

September 11, 2014 - 7:22am

Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.

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Is Amazon's Failed Phone A Cautionary Tale?

September 11, 2014 - 3:24am

While Apple unveils a futuristic new smart watch, Amazon slashes prices on its smartphone for shoppers. Both companies are searching for the innovation sweet spot in mobile.

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Fast-Moving Ebola Slows Down Liberia's Economy

September 11, 2014 - 3:23am

Farmers are too frightened to tend their fields. Customers have stopped going to restaurants, bars and other shops. So now people in Liberia's "breadbasket" region are depending on food donations.

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Child Migrants Settle Uneasily In The Big Easy

September 11, 2014 - 3:23am

U.S. immigration officials have allowed tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America to join family members or other guardians in the U.S. Nearly 1,000 are in New Orleans, for now.

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The Alibaba Effect: How China's eBay Transformed Village Economics

September 11, 2014 - 3:21am

At first, Sun Han made a staggering 100 percent profit margin on his furniture. Soon everyone in his village was opening a furniture factory — and didn't need to raise pigs anymore.

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As Visible Villain, Islamic State Alters U.S. Political Calculus

September 10, 2014 - 11:43pm

For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president has a symbolic figure to rail against — one potent enough to rally the country around.

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NFL: Ex-FBI Chief Will Investigate How League Handled Rice Evidence

September 10, 2014 - 6:46pm

A report from the AP quotes an unnamed law enforcement official saying police had sent a video to the NFL that showed Rice punching his then-fiancee.

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Obama Says U.S. Will 'Take Out' Islamic State 'Wherever They Exist'

September 10, 2014 - 6:32pm

Signaling a broadening of the American offensive to date, the president said he would not hesitate to order strikes inside Syria. "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven," Obama warned.

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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

September 10, 2014 - 6:25pm

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.

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Nepal Struggles To Help Villages Washed Away In Floods

September 10, 2014 - 5:55pm

Thousands of families are living in schools, empty buildings and open fields after massive flooding. Although there's money to help, many are still without food, water and a dry place to sleep.

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Souls Tumbling In The Light

September 10, 2014 - 5:30pm

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.

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Underneath Stonehenge, 'A Map Of What Was There In The Past'

September 10, 2014 - 5:26pm

Researchers from Birmingham University used high-tech equipment to map 17 ritual monuments in the area. That's in addition to the iconic circle of stones that has stood there for thousands of years.

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Suicides Rise In Middle-Aged Men, And Older Men Remain At Risk

September 10, 2014 - 4:50pm

Researchers don't know why middle-aged men are increasingly likely to kill themselves. But they say it shows that efforts to reduce the toll of suicide should be focused on men.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

September 10, 2014 - 4:30pm

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.

September 10, 2014 - 4:28pm

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

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In Strange Twist, Kenyans March For Police Officer Accused Of Murder

September 10, 2014 - 4:19pm

In a land where police have a reputation for corruption and violence, Titus Musila is a rare officer who is popular. Now that he's accused of a vigilante killing, residents have rallied around him.

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Women Who Eat Fish Twice Weekly Cut Their Risk Of Hearing Loss

September 10, 2014 - 3:48pm

Something as simple as eating fish can help lower the risk of hearing loss, researchers say. All types of fish helped. And since many people don't eat fish at all, there's an opportunity here.

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'Ask The White Guy' About The Hawks

September 10, 2014 - 2:46pm

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?

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