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Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:40 -0400
Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series. 
What The New Factory Worker Should Know  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them. 
Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. 
World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker's level of superstardom. 
Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:00 -0400
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. 
Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:22:00 -0400
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. 
Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400
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. 
Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400
Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard. 
The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400
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. 
How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio. 
Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps. 
CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. 
'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame. 
Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record. 
Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
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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National News From NPR
Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:40 -0400
What The New Factory Worker Should Know  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400
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Canada 'will never be intimidated'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:47 GMT
Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:08:21 GMT
Boko Haram 'abducts more women'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
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