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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 2:39pm

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.

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FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 2:22pm

Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.

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Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:48pm

If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:42pm

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:31pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

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BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:06pm

A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.

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EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:01pm

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

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Contractor With Criminal History And Gun Was Allowed On Elevator With Obama

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:30pm

The security lapse happened when President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident continues to raise questions about the Secret Service's efficacy.

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Preventing Worker Burnout Can Boost The Bottom Line

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:12pm

Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.

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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:08pm

Antonio Cavalcante helped get a candidate for governor barred after showing that the politician had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator.

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Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:08pm

Traditional methods for containing the Ebola outbreak aren't working fast enough. So some scientists want to bypass the typical trial phases and bring new vaccines directly to people at risk.

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'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:04pm

In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.

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U.S. Charges Four Hackers Over Theft Of Games From Microsoft, Army

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 11:17am

The four men were between the ages of 18 and 28 and stole games before they were released. They also stole Apache helicopter simulator software developed by a video game manufacturer.

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Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 11:07am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.

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WATCH: Container Ships Collide In Suez Canal

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 9:08am

The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.

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Ominous Tremors At Mt. Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 4:59am

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, after new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 3:16am

Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 2:40am

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby-boomer parents.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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