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Around the Nation
4:04 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

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Around the Nation
3:57 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

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Research News
2:57 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

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2:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

How Much Pressure Is The U.S. Really Putting On Iran?

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 4:57 am

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Business
2:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

'Portland, Maine' Is Tim McGraw's Break Up Song

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Well, if you got the last word, I guess that makes this the last, last word in business. And today, it is Portland, as in Portland, Maine. That's the port city about 100 miles north of Boston.

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Business
2:02 am
Fri September 19, 2014

General Mills To Close 2 Plants, Hundreds To Be Let Go

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Animals
4:15 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

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Around the Nation
4:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

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Race
3:31 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

Author Jacqueline Woodson reads from her newest novel, Sept. 15.
Kat Chow NPR

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 11:37 am

The first time author Jacqueline Woodson says she really understood poetry — and loved it — was after reading Langston Hughes in elementary school.

"Until then, I thought it was some code that older white people used to speak to each other. I didn't know what was going on with the line breaks and the words," Woodson recalls. "Once the floodgates opened, they opened."

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World
4:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

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Europe
4:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

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3:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest military officer, said he would recommend putting U.S. troops on the ground to fight ISIS if airstrikes are not enough to defeat the militant group.

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3:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

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And today's last word in business is social media for the 1 percent. Yesterday, a new social networking site called Netropolitan launched.

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2:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defend the president's strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 4:50 pm

With just days to go until Congress is expected to go home until November, the House and Senate are moving quickly to pass legislation that would authorize the Obama administration's strategy to fight the so-called Islamic State group. The election year debate over the president's request is showing divisions that go beyond party lines.

There are Republicans like Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, who says he can't support a plan with language drafted by members of his own party. Gibson says right now, there's no political partner in Syria to broker an agreement with.

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2:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

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2:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

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Asia
4:07 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

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Around the Nation
4:01 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

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2:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

NFL Proposes Plan To Stop Domestic Violence By Its Players

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2:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Details Emerge About U.S. Plans To Fight ISIS In Iraq

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 4:59 am

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