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Fri August 14, 2015
Movie Interviews

Jason Segel On Breakups, Bromances And 'Freaks And Geeks'

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1:52pm

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

State Of Emergency Lifted In Ferguson, Mo.

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Police patrol Ferguson, Mo., on Monday night after St. Louis County issued a state of emergency.
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St. Louis County has ended the state of emergency put into effect after gunfire broke out over the weekend, as people were marking the anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

County Executive Steve Stenger imposed the order Monday afternoon, following the shooting the night before. The state of emergency gave St. Louis County police authority over police emergency management in Ferguson and the surrounding areas.

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1:38pm

Fri August 14, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: Was Planned Parenthood Started To 'Control' The Black Population?

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:14 pm

A Planned Parenthood location in New York City. The organization is a presidential-campaign target.
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Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people."

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1:11pm

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Newly Discovered Exoplanet Provides Glimpse Into Jupiter's Past

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 2:45 pm

An artistic conception of the Jupiter-like exoplanet, 51 Eridani b, seen in the near-infrared light that shows the hot layers deep in its atmosphere glowing through clouds.
Danielle Futselaar & Franck Marchis, SETI Institute

The discovery of a new planet about 100 light years from Earth could provide clues as to what Jupiter was like early in the life of our solar system.

The new exoplanet, 51 Eridani b, is thought to be just 20 million years old, a tiny fraction of the age of Jupiter, which was formed along with the rest of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago.

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12:37pm

Fri August 14, 2015
Parallels

重塑因地震而破碎的生活

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 1:01 pm

黄梅花, 18岁. 在2008年中国西南方的毁灭性地震中失去了膝盖以下的双腿。今年将要开始高中的最后一年, 这个地方让她学会英语, 参加 SATs (美国高考)并且希望有机会能在美国或者加拿大念书。
Courtesy of Huang Meihua

Editor's note: NPR's Melissa Block was on a reporting trip to southwest China in May 2008 when a massive earthquake hit, leaving some 90,000 dead or missing. Now, as she wraps up her time hosting All Things Considered, she reconnected with a girl, now a young woman, who has overcome great obstacles since that traumatic event. The original version, published in English, is here.

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10:08am

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Flag Flies Over Embassy In Cuba For First Time In 54 Years

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 11:33 am

Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and other dignitaries watch the raising of the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana on Friday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET

Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a ceremony reopening the U.S. Embassy in Havana, including a flag-raising ceremony — an event that will mark the first time the Stars and Stripes have flown over a diplomatic compound there in 54 years.

Kerry, speaking before assembled dignitaries, remembered the strained history of U.S.-Cuba relations, including the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union was discovered to be siting nuclear rockets on the island nation.

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9:39am

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Death Toll Rises As Investigation Into Chinese Port Explosions Continues

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 12:01 pm

Firefighters work at the warehouse explosion site in Tianjin, north China, Friday. Scorched cars are in the foreground; toppled shipping containers are in the background.
Wang Haobo Xinhua /Landov

Two days after twin explosions devastated a warehouse area in northeast China, officials say the death toll has risen to 56, including 21 firefighters. More than 6,000 people have been relocated over contamination concerns; the warehouse contained dangerous chemicals.

The authorities are still trying to determine what caused the huge explosions in an industrial area of the port city of Tianjin, where some fires have continued to burn.

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8:50am

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

In Long, Raucous Session, Greek Parliament OKs Draft Bailout

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 1:55 pm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks at his watch as he speaks to a marathon parliamentary session in Athens on Friday. A bitterly divided Parliament approved a draft bailout agreement with international lenders.
Yiannis Liakos AP

In a 24-hour marathon session, Greek lawmakers approved the draft of an 85 billion euro bailout reached earlier this week with international lenders — agreeing to many of the austerity measures that voters rejected in a referendum last month and sparking a rebellion in the ruling party ranks.

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8:42am

Fri August 14, 2015
Goats and Soda

Laws Prohibiting Bush Meat Are Actually A Boon For The Bush Meat Biz

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:50 pm

The dik-dik is a small antelope that is hunted as bush meat. This picture was taken in Voi, a town in southern Kenya.
Courtesy of Marcus Bleasdale

Note: This post contains a photo of a monkey carcass, on sale at a bush meat market, that may be disturbing to some readers.

What's for dinner?

Porcupines, giant squirrels, dwarf crocodiles and a variety of primates, including golden-bellied crowned monkeys and Bioko black colobus monkeys.

Those are some of the bush meat offerings at the outdoor covered market in Malabo on Bioko Island, part of Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. And shoppers are willing to pay more for these prized delicacies than they'd fork over for chicken or fish.

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8:13am

Fri August 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Japan's Abe Notes Regret And Past Apologies In WWII Speech

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:17 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows after delivering an address marking the 70th anniversary of World War II's end for his country. Abe noted Japan's continued grief over the war, but he also said future generations shouldn't be compelled to apologize for the war.
Toru Hanai Reuters /Landov

In a much-anticipated speech, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his "profound grief" and "sincere condolences" for his country's role in World War II.

But the leader stopped short of renewing apologies extended by his predecessors, and he said he doesn't want future generations to be "predestined to apologize" for the war.

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7:36am

Fri August 14, 2015
World

GPS Locates True Greenwich Meridian Line

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 12:52 pm

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7:36am

Fri August 14, 2015
Around the Nation

Savvy Intern Finds Way To Make Chipotle's Burrito Bigger

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 12:52 pm

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7:03am

Fri August 14, 2015
Code Switch

Walter Mosley: Watts Riots 'Paved The Way For A Lot Of Change'

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 9:44 am

Author Walter Mosley in front of his childhood home in the LA neighborhood of Watts. He's standing with his father.
Courtesy of Walter Mosley

In this season of anger in many black communities that are reacting to police brutality, we're remembering the largest urban riot of the civil rights era.

Fifty years ago this week in Los Angeles, the African-American neighborhood of Watts exploded after a young black man was arrested for drunken driving. His mother scuffled with officers and was also arrested, all of which drew an increasingly hostile crowd.

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5:10am

Fri August 14, 2015
NPR Story

High-Level U.S. Delegation To Make First Trip To Cuba Since 1961

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 12:52 pm

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5:10am

Fri August 14, 2015
NPR Story

Contributing To Community Spirit, Hawkins Burgers Survive Watts Riots

Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 12:52 pm

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