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From NFL to 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:57 -0400
A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story. 
Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:05:00 -0400
About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates. 
Who's Catching Your Cellphone Conversations?  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0400
The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in. 
Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:23:00 -0400
Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world. 
American Freed After Months Of Detention In North Korea  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:13:00 -0400
Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in June for allegedly leaving a Bible in his North Korean hotel room. Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae remain in custody. 
When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:04:00 -0400
It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession. 
DHS: Travelers From West Africa Limited To 5 U.S. Airports  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:00 -0400
Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago. 
A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:27:00 -0400
In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable. 
When Women Stopped Coding  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:54:00 -0400
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed. 
Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:41:00 -0400
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. 
In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:45:00 -0400
Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races. 
Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:40:00 -0400
Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents. 
Millennials Continue Urbanization Of America, Leaving Small Towns  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:38:00 -0400
Cheap real estate and widespread Wi-Fi haven't been enough to overcome the lure of the urban lifestyle. In fact, the number of millennials is growing fastest in some of the most expensive places. 
California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state. The move is part of a backlash against the state's three-strikes-you're-out law, passed 20 years ago. 
What Ferguson, Mo., Could Learn From A Small Michigan Town  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400
Eleven years ago, Benton Harbor, Mich., was a lot like Ferguson, Mo. It was a small town where racial tension with police reached a boiling point. Afterward there were promises of change for the city. 
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National News From NPR
From NFL to 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:09:57 -0400
Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:05:00 -0400
Who's Catching Your Cellphone Conversations?  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0400
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Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:26 GMT
North Korea frees detained US man  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:59:19 GMT
Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:39:24 GMT
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