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6:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

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

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 7:50 pm

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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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NPR Story
6:25 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 7:50 pm

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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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NPR Story
5:02 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 7:50 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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NPR Story
5:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

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

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

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Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Fall In The Garden

Credit Henry Homeyer

With fall around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate the growing season just past- and plan ahead for next year. Gardening Guy Henry Homeyer offers some tips.

How did your garden do this year?

My garden did great this year- it was a little cool, but we had plenty of sunshine and plenty of rain. I grew corn for the first time in many years and it did really well.

What should gardeners be doing in the vegetable garden now?

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Asia
7:07 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 7:59 am

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Around the Nation
7:01 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

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NPR Story
5:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

NFL Proposes Plan To Stop Domestic Violence By Its Players

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5:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

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

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 7:59 am

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5:16 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Coca-Cola Revives Surge, A Citrus-Flavored Soda

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And today's last word in Business is a surge of nostalgia. Yesterday Coca Cola revived Surge, its 1990s-era citrus-flavored soda.

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Technology
6:38 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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Around the Nation
6:29 am
Mon September 15, 2014

SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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Your Money
5:04 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments.
Colin E. Braley AP for ProPublica

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 10:52 am

Millions of Americans are still grappling with debt they've accumulated since the recession hit. And new numbers out Monday show many are having a tougher time than you might think.

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting their wages garnished. That means their pay is being docked — often over an old credit card debt, medical bill or student loan.

That striking figure comes out of a collaboration between NPR and ProPublica. The reporting offers the first available national numbers on wage garnishment.

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History
4:52 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 9:27 am

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The Smithsonian is getting help from a special kind of volunteer - volunteers like Michelle Marshall (ph).

MICHELLE MARSHALL: I am a serious nerd, definitely.

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