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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.

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Syrian Crisis Complicates U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

Iran has announced that it is providing weapons to Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. Linda Wertheimer talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Citizen Scientists On A Mission To Find Frogs

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

Summer is high season for "frogging." The North American Amphibian Monitoring Project has hundreds of volunteers crisscrossing the country to get a better handle on the fate of the nation's frogs.

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Topping $11M, Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Ryan Grepper, creator of a cooler named Coolest, which has set a new record as the highest-grossing Kickstarter campaign.

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China Rules Out Open Elections In Hong Kong

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the city and of China.

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Turkey Is Major Transit Route For Islamic State Fighters

NPR Top Stories - August 31, 2014 - 3:46am

Militant fighters are crossing into Syria through Turkey and public criticism of Turkey is growing louder. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Financial Times' Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.

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