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Europe
5:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Catalonia Votes For Independence; Spain Says It Won't Happen

Pro-independence demonstrators gather to support the nonbinding informal independence poll in Pamplona, in northern Spain, on Sunday.
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Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 1:07 pm

Residents of Barcelona and its surrounding region have voted overwhelmingly to break away from Spain and form their own country in Europe. But that doesn't mean it will happen anytime soon.

The northeast Spanish region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, held an unofficial, nonbinding secession vote Sunday — in violation of Spanish law. The poll was administered by some 40,000 volunteers rather than civil servants. It was largely symbolic; Madrid did not recognize its results.

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Business
5:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 8:34 am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Analysis
5:01 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Eyes On Congress To See What Gets Done After Midterm Elections

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 8:34 am

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Europe
8:09 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Locket Leads To Identity Of Unknown Soldier

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:27 pm

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Music News
8:09 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Murder-For-Hire Charge Dropped Against Drummer For AC/DC

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:27 pm

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4:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:27 pm

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4:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

October Jobs Data Show Solid Employment Growth

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:27 pm

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Here's an irony of the thumping President Obama's party took on Election Day - voters were disappointed with both the president and the country's direction. Yet on the day after the election, the president was able to paint a sunny picture.

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4:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:27 pm

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And today is decision day in Motor City. A federal judge is set to rule on Detroit's plan to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Quinn Klinefelter from member station WDET has our story.

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4:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 4:27 pm

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Music News
6:51 am
Thu November 6, 2014

AC/DC Drummer Charged In Murder Plot

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 11:15 am

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Around the Nation
6:13 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Mom Of 6 Brings New Meaning To The Phrase: Making A Beer Run

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 11:15 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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Media
4:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

'GMA' Cumberbatch Tweet Rankles 'Times' Of London

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 3:16 pm

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4:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

D.C.'s Marijuana Vote Faces Congressional Review

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 11:15 am

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Politics
4:59 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Presidents Claim Partial Responsibility For Midterm Drubbings

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 11:15 am

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And let's return to our coverage of the midterm elections here in the U.S. In a press conference yesterday, President Obama spoke of his party's losses at the poll.

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Politics
11:58 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Colorado's Newest Senator, Cory Gardner, On His Agenda

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Let's talk next with one of last night's election winners. Republican Cory Gardner won a Senate seat in Colorado, defeating Democratic Senator Mark Udall. Senator-elect Gardner, welcome to the program.

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Politics
8:41 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Sen. Klobuchar Assesses Voters' Message

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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Let's hear now from a member of the Democratic Senate majority, which is soon to be a Senate minority. That's Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat in her second term. Welcome to the program.

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Africa
7:39 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Male Egyptian Bus Driver Told He Is Pregnant

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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Europe
7:39 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Designer Creates A Way For Babies To Snap Selfies

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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5:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Rep. Schweikert Weighs In On Republican Priorities

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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5:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 5:10 pm

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Politics
5:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

After 8 Years, Republicans Win Control Of U.S. Senate

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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There is very little upside for Democrats in yesterday's election results. Think about these names...

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Wendy Davis was a rising Democratic star who lost the Texas governor's race.

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Politics
5:00 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 11:58 am

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Politics
12:35 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

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On this Election Day, the big question is whether Republicans will take over control of the Senate, a political shakeup with lots of ramifications for what gets done in Washington and how that affects the rest of us.

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Politics
12:15 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:35 pm

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Politics
12:14 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:35 pm

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And let's turn to another state where there's a closely held Senate race, that's the state of New Hampshire. Josh Rogers from New Hampshire Public Radio joins us on the line from Manchester. Josh, good morning.

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Strange News
6:56 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Pilot Should Have Taken A Cab Instead Of Taxiing To A Bar

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:35 pm

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Europe
6:18 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Danish National Chamber Orchestra Weeps During Tango

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:35 pm

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Africa
5:40 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida, named by Burkina Faso's army as interim leader following the ousting of President Blaise Compaore, leaves after a meeting with diplomats on Sunday in the capital Ouagadougou.
Issouf Sanogo AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:35 pm

The African Union has given the new military authorities in Burkina Faso two weeks to hand power back to civilians, or face sanctions.

This follows the abrupt resignation of the president last week, after days of street protests opposed to him trying to prolong his 27-year rule.

Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida, from the elite presidential guard, is the new interim military leader after a brief power struggle within the army.

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Remembrances
5:18 am
Tue November 4, 2014

'Car Talk' Executive Producer Remembers Tom Magliozzi

Tom (right) and Ray Magliozzi grew up great friends despite a 12-year age gap between them. Both graduated from MIT before going into the car repair business.
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Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 2:31 pm

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Technology
5:11 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Apple's Siri Helps Autistic Teen With Communication Skills

Originally published on Tue November 4, 2014 12:35 pm

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We are about to hear from an author who wrote a love letter to a machine. Judith Newman wrote in The New York Times that a talking phone made life easier for her 13-year-old son, Gus, who has autism. Now Judith Newman brings her story to us.

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