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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 12:07pm

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move; TV Land will reportedly stop airing Cosby Show reruns.

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With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 11:37am

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 11:33am

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 11:22am

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 9:17am

The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday.

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Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 8:43am

The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.

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U.K. To Deny Entry To Controversial U.S. Dating Guru

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 8:36am

The Home Office said Julien Blanc's presence wasn't conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women, and appears to condone violence toward them.

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You Can Monitor Your Baby's Vital Signs 24/7, But Should You?

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 8:18am

A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.

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WATCH: How Carbon Dioxide Travels Around The Globe

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 7:59am

A NASA computer model visualizes in detail where carbon dioxide is released, how it moves across the globe and how it's affected by the seasons.

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Amid Scandal, Mexican First Lady Decides To Sell Mansion

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 6:55am

The modern structure dubbed "The White House" was owned by a construction company awarded millions in government contracts. Angélica Rivera said she had "nothing to hide."

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6 Pitfalls To Avoid When Picking Insurance On The Job

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 5:59am

Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.

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A Day After Attack, Worshippers Return To Jerusalem Synagogue

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 5:14am

Israeli troops also razed the home of a Palestinian suspected in an earlier attack, signaling that the government will continue with the controversial practice.

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Historic Snowstorm Buries Western New York, Kills 5

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 4:03am

Driven by the lake effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.

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Take The Plunge Into World Toilet Day

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 4:03am

They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 2:03am

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president.

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Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 12:49am

Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.

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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

NPR Top Stories - November 19, 2014 - 12:48am

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.

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Alice Lee, Sister Of 'Mockingbird' Author, Dies At 103

NPR Top Stories - November 18, 2014 - 11:19pm

Alice Lee, the sister of To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at age 103.

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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

NPR Top Stories - November 18, 2014 - 5:51pm

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

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India Quarantines Ebola Survivor Because Of Infectious Semen

NPR Top Stories - November 18, 2014 - 4:52pm

Ebola can linger in semen for months after a person recovers from the disease. So survivors are typically given condoms and a stern warning. But India is being more cautious.

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