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When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400
Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live out of their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom. 
GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:57:00 -0400
Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders. 
Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:41:00 -0400
The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are. 
Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400
Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC. 
In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:09:00 -0400
The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers. 
Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:44:00 -0400
The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes. 
Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:26:00 -0400
Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one letter on the eye chart are more likely to die sooner, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence. 
The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0400
Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding. 
Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0400
Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed. 
American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0400
Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery. 
One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers. 
Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan. 
McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel. 
The Quandary At Jackson Hole: Is It Time To Step Back From Stimulus?  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
With the economy showing signs of positive momentum, the Federal Reserve is facing familiar questions at its monetary symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Chief among these: Are interest rates too low? Robert Siegel asks Alan Blinder of Princeton University. 
Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
In the latest fallout from misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis, Bank of America has agreed to a record $16.65 billion deal with federal and state governments. The deal helps the bank avoid prosecution for the fraudulent sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors. 
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National News From NPR
When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400
GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:57:00 -0400
Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:41:00 -0400
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IS militants 'biggest threat' to US  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:04:33 GMT
Russia to move Ukraine aid convoy  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:01:47 GMT
Malaysia MH17 bodies arrive home  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:38:18 GMT
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