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2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Tomas Young, Iraq War Veteran And Activist, Dies At 34

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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Now let's remember an American veteran, Tomas Young, paralyzed in the Iraq War, who became a critic of that war. He died in Seattle, as NPR's Quil Lawrence reports.

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2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Bush 41 And 43 Share Common Enemy: Saddam Hussein

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2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Lame-Duck Congress Gets Back To Work After Midterm Elections

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2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Civil Rights Pioneer John Doar Dies At 92

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

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Now let's remember a figure from a period of turmoil in the United States. John Doar died yesterday. He was 92. He investigated the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Here's NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

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2:59 am
Wed November 12, 2014

George W. Bush's Book Reflects On Moscow, Ukraine's Revolution

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 6:09 am

Former President George W. Bush discusses how his father dealt with the fall of the Soviet Union, and how his own policies toward former Soviet republics affected the U.S. relationship with Moscow

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Around the Nation
4:54 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Injured Pedestrian Cited For Jaywalking

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Business
4:54 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Just In Time For The Holidays: A Life-Size T. Rex Replica

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Parallels
3:26 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Gen. John F. Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, speaks during a ceremony in Kabul on Aug. 26. Campbell is overseeing the U.S. drawdown in the country after 13 years of war.
Massoud Hossaini AP

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 8:20 am

As the U.S. military winds down its role in Afghanistan, the U.S. commander there, Gen. John Campbell, says Afghan forces have improved enough to handle the Taliban forces that are still waging war.

The Afghan military is "the strongest institution in Afghanistan," Campbell told NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep in an interview broadcast on Veterans Day.

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3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Movement To Repeal Switchblade Bans Sharpens Its Point

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 8:27 am

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Research News
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Study Shows Long-Term Benefits Of Welfare Program

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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NPR Story
3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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The U.S. and China also say they favor eliminating tariffs on many high-tech products. NPR's Scott Horsley is traveling with the president.

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3:07 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:54 am

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Music News
5:51 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Update: Tales About Led Zeppelin Reunion Tour Weren't True

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 11:09 am

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History
5:40 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Africa
4:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Suicide Bomber In School Uniform Targets High School

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Author Interviews
4:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Preview: George W. Bush Talks About Politics And His New Book

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Europe
3:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Catalonia Votes For Independence; Spain Says It Won't Happen

Pro-independence demonstrators gather to support the nonbinding informal independence poll in Pamplona, in northern Spain, on Sunday.
Alvaro Barrientos AP

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 11:07 am

Residents of Barcelona and its surrounding region have voted overwhelmingly to break away from Spain and form their own country in Europe. But that doesn't mean it will happen anytime soon.

The northeast Spanish region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, held an unofficial, nonbinding secession vote Sunday — in violation of Spanish law. The poll was administered by some 40,000 volunteers rather than civil servants. It was largely symbolic; Madrid did not recognize its results.

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Business
3:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Analysis
3:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Eyes On Congress To See What Gets Done After Midterm Elections

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Around the Nation
3:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Released From North Korea, Kenneth Bae Reunites With Family

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:34 am

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Europe
6:09 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Locket Leads To Identity Of Unknown Soldier

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Music News
6:09 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Murder-For-Hire Charge Dropped Against Drummer For AC/DC

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 2:27 pm

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2:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 2:27 pm

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2:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

October Jobs Data Show Solid Employment Growth

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 2:27 pm

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Here's an irony of the thumping President Obama's party took on Election Day - voters were disappointed with both the president and the country's direction. Yet on the day after the election, the president was able to paint a sunny picture.

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2:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 6:09 am

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And today is decision day in Motor City. A federal judge is set to rule on Detroit's plan to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Quinn Klinefelter from member station WDET has our story.

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Music News
4:37 am
Thu November 6, 2014

AC/DC Drummer Charged In Murder Plot

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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Around the Nation
4:13 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Mom Of 6 Brings New Meaning To The Phrase: Making A Beer Run

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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Politics
2:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Presidents Claim Partial Responsibility For Midterm Drubbings

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 9:15 am

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And let's return to our coverage of the midterm elections here in the U.S. In a press conference yesterday, President Obama spoke of his party's losses at the poll.

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Media
2:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

'GMA' Cumberbatch Tweet Rankles 'Times' Of London

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