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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 3:44pm

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 2:55pm

Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.

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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 1:19pm

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 12:52pm

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 12:38pm

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.

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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 12:36pm

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 12:24pm

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

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Book Review: 'The Moor's Account'

NPR Books - September 15, 2014 - 12:22pm

In The Moor's Account, Laila Lalami tells the story of a 16th Century expedition in the New World from a slave's perspective.

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Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 12:22pm

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.

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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's 'Not A Child Abuser'

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 11:52am

Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated.

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Cameron And The Queen Speak Out On Scotland's Independence Vote

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 11:20am

Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots not to vote out of frustration, saying, "If you don't like me, I won't be here forever."

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500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 9:33am

The International Organization for Migration says the incident took place last week when people smugglers rammed a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees hoping to reach European waters.

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'Nude' Or Not, Women's Cycling Team Uniform Makes Waves

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 9:12am

Some observers called the outfits — which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region — "rude," "wrong" and a "disaster."

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ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

New York Times book reviews - September 15, 2014 - 9:06am
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.






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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 7:40am

About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.

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European Scientists Choose Site For Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 7:35am

After a decade-long journey to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the ESA says it has found the best spot for a planned November landing.

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The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn't Always So Rosy

NPR Top Stories - September 15, 2014 - 7:29am

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.

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ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

New York Times book reviews - September 15, 2014 - 4:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.






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