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Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 10:01am

The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.

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The Incredible Story Of Chilean Miners Rescued From The 'Deep Down Dark'

NPR Books - October 29, 2014 - 9:39am

Hector Tobar had exclusive access to the 33 miners to report his new book detailing the claustrophobic horror they faced when they were trapped for 69 days in 2010. The result is a doozy.

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Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 9:32am

A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Ask Me Anything: NPR's David Greene Takes Questions On Crimea

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 9:27am

Morning Edition Host David Greene recently returned from a reporting trip to Crimea and responds to questions on Reddit about how the Black Sea peninsula has changed since it was seized by Russia.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

NPR Books - October 29, 2014 - 6:37am

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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The Misadventures Of My Anti-Ebola Suitcase

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 5:56am

It was packed with all the things needed to keep safe on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone. Then it took a few wrong turns and ended up in ... Paris! Will correspondent and luggage ever be reunited?

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Russia Reportedly Suspected In Hack Of White House Network

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 5:56am

The breach of the unclassified network is thought to be a state-sponsored effort and The Washington Post reports that Russia is considered the most likely culprit.

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North Korean Officials Reportedly Executed For Watching Soap Operas

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 5:26am

At least 10 people have been put to death recently for viewing the daytime dramas smuggled in from South Korea, according to sources.

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Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 5:10am

Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."

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Kurdish Fighters Begin Using Turkish Crossing To Reach Kobani

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 3:56am

Syrian rebels and Iraqi peshmerga fighters have been allowed to use Turkish territory to enter the fight against militants of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Zambian President Dies While Being Treated Abroad

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 2:52am

Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who became president in 2011, was a controversial figure in the south African country.

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 2:33am

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 1:00am

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.

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On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 1:00am

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica reveals how the Red Cross increased its focus on public relations while it struggled to meet basic needs of storm victims.

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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 1:00am

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.

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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 8:53pm

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.

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Royals Force Game 7, Rest Bullpen In Dominant 10-0 Win

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 7:30pm

Kansas City piled up seven runs in the second inning and forced San Francisco starter Jake Peavy out of the game. The big lead left both teams resting their go-to bullpen arms.

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Marvel Studios To Diversify Its Movies

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 4:43pm

The comic juggernaut announced Tuesday that one of its upcoming films will have a female lead, and another will be headlined by a black man.

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WATCH: Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 2:34pm

Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

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Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 2:23pm

Announcing the deal today, the company said it would expand its service and raise the annual fee to $149 for its New York customers. Alta also operates in other large cities.

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