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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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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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Exploring The Religious Naturalist Option

November 23, 2014 - 10:44am

Religious naturalists understand humans to be emergent from and, hence, a part of, nature, says commentator Ursula Goodenough. They also consider the religious potential in these beliefs.

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After Two Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

November 23, 2014 - 10:13am

More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

November 23, 2014 - 9:55am

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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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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Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant

November 23, 2014 - 8:39am

Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.

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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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WWI YouTube Series Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called The Great War.

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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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How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

November 23, 2014 - 7:14am

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.

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Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

November 20, 2014 - 2:53pm

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses"! the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.

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Mike Nichols: Remembering The Ellipses After The Story Ends

November 20, 2014 - 2:35pm

We consider the work of writer-director-performer Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday.

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Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

November 20, 2014 - 2:30pm

Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss join Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss the band's new album, No Cities To Love.

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The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say 'Not So Fast'

November 20, 2014 - 2:29pm

The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agnecy. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents. The example they cite: Edward Snowden.

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FIFA To Review World Cup Corruption Report

November 20, 2014 - 2:07pm

The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.

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