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Asia
4:14 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Hong Kong Protests Pick Up Steam After Weekend Clashes With Police

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:30 pm

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Music
6:43 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

How Did 'Bailando' Become A Spanglish Crossover Hit?

Enrique Iglesias' song "Bailando" โ€” with versions in Spanish and in Spanglish โ€” has hit big both on the Latin pop charts and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 2:34 pm

If you've been listening to American pop radio in the past five months or so, you likely heard Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias' hit song "Bailando."

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Business
5:46 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Theaters that call themselves 4-D use lights, moving seats, fog and even sprays of water and air to give moviegoers a unique experience โ€” one they hope audiences will consider worthy of higher ticket prices.
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Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 7:06 pm

Some experimental features have been popping up in movie theaters lately. One of them is a so-called 4-D experience. It's hard to describe in words exactly what a 4-D movie experience feels like, but here's one attempt: it is intense.

During a recent screening of Guardians of the Galaxy in 4-D at the Regal Cinemas LA Live theater, the seat moved up and down and side to side, like a simulator ride. There were strobe lights; fog seemed to come out of the walls and little jets of water sprayed over the seats.

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NPR Story
5:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

How A Journalist Ended Up On A Terror Watch List

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 6:43 pm

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NPR Story
5:06 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Hong Kong Police Answer Large Pro-Democracy Protest With Tear Gas

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 6:43 pm

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NPR Story
5:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 6:29 pm

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NPR Story
5:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

After Nearly Three Decades, A Royals Welcome To The Playoffs

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 6:29 pm

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In case you missed it, last night baseball history was made. Michael Taylor, from the Chicago White Sox, hits a pop-fly in foul territory.

(SOUNDBITE OF BASEBALL GAME)

UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER #1: Popped up.

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NPR Story
5:18 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

How Is The Arab Press Covering Its Own Crisis?

Originally published on Sat September 27, 2014 6:29 pm

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Cities Project
6:13 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

Artists' renderings of New Meadowland show how the wetland would be designed for human recreational use as well as flood control. The berm shown would be a path through the park when water was low (left). When storms came in, the wetlands would flood, and the berm would protect local development.
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Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 9:43 am

It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged โ€” a kind of municipal fight-or-flight response.

One option is to retreat โ€” encourage residents to move away from the water. The other is to resist โ€” armor the coast so it can take a battering without flooding city streets.

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Global Health
4:35 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

New Ebola Coordinator Says U.S. Response Will Be 'Combined' Effort

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 5:51 pm

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Author Interviews
4:35 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves

Derek Boogaard of the Minnesota Wild (left) and Wade Brookbank of the Vancouver Canucks exchange punches during a fight in the first period of a November 2005 game in Vancouver, Canada.
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Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 5:51 pm

Derek Boogaard didn't make it to the National Hockey League because he was a great hockey player. He wasn't especially fast, and he rarely scored a goal. But in skates, he stood nearly 7 feet tall, and he was close to 300 pounds. Considered by many the toughest guy in the NHL, Boogaard was an enforcer, and his job was to fight.

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Sports
4:35 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Baseball Roundup: Jeter's Farewell, Playoffs, Long Games

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 5:51 pm

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Arts & Life
11:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

One Sculptor's Answer To WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper And Paint

Plaster casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces (top row), new sculpted faces (bottom row), and final masks (on the table) sit in the studio of Anna Coleman Ladd in 1918.
American Red Cross Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution

Sometimes art can change how people see the world. But Anna Coleman Ladd made art that changed how the world saw people.

It was World War I, and soldiers were coming home from the battlefield with devastating injuries. Those who survived were often left with disfigured faces.

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Law
11:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Victories For LGBT, Civil Rights Among Holder's Legacy

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World
11:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

"Today's anti-Westernism is a reaction to yesterday's racism," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.
Jason DeCrow AP

Iran's president brought an unsettling message to the United Nations on Thursday: Middle Eastern terrorism has been globalized, in part thanks to mistakes made by Western powers, and the threat cannot be eliminated by outside force alone.

President Hassan Rouhani, feted at last year's U.N. General Assembly as a welcome change from his combative predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told the world body that his part of the world is "burning in the fire of extremism and radicalism."

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