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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 12:47am

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 7:55pm

Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.

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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 4:58pm

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 4:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 3:32pm

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 1:26pm

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 12:38pm

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 12:31pm

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 12:31pm

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry attacks that target weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

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Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 12:31pm

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 12:31pm

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

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NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 12:28pm

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.

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Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 11:53am

An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.

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Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 11:21am

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.

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High In The Andes, Bolivia's Gondolas In The Sky Ease Congestion

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 11:17am

One of Latin America's poorest countries is building the world's longest urban cable car system. The aim is to transform the lives of commuters who battle chronic traffic problems.

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A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 10:39am

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

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Disappearing Religions Charted In 'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms'

NPR Books - October 22, 2014 - 9:31am

When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.

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Quick Facts About Ebola

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 6:43am

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to thousands of deaths and a maelstrom of misinformation. Here's a primer on what you need to know about the virus and the response to it.

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