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Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 50 min ago

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices have fallen to a four-year-low before rebounding slightly.

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Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 54 min ago

Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.

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Test Your Medical Smarts: Does This Patient Have Ebola?

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 54 min ago

Patient X arrives. She ran a fever. Now it's gone. But she has diarrhea. Should you test for the virus or not? That's the kind of case history presented to health workers heading to West Africa.

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Talking (Very Frankly) About Sex On Campus

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 54 min ago

Sex Week events are designed to foster an open, healthy discussion about sex.

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 51 min ago

Nearly every day for the past two weeks, a woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested for wearing a miniskirt. Cell phone video has galvanized an unprecedented show of condemnation.

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 52 min ago

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 54 min ago

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 58 min ago

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.

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AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 3 min ago

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.

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Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 1:43pm

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.

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In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 1:18pm

Pope Francis will meet with Turkey's Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.

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'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft

NPR Books - November 27, 2014 - 1:18pm

A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.

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ArtsBeat: Remembering P. D. James: Times Reviews

New York Times book reviews - November 27, 2014 - 12:52pm
A collection of Times reviews and features on the work of P. D. James.






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WTO Members Approve Historic Trade Deal

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:51pm

The World Trade Organization's 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.

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Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 12:45pm

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.

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Indian Investigators Deny Village Girls Were Raped, Murdered

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 11:47am

Villagers said the two "untouchable" caste girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in May, but the country's equivalent of the FBI now says there was no rape and that they hanged themselves.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 9:12am

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

NPR Books - November 27, 2014 - 9:12am

The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.

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Attacks In The Afghan Capital Kill 5

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 8:36am

A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city's diplomatic area.

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Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

NPR Top Stories - November 27, 2014 - 8:11am

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.

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