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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:26:29 -0400 
    The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400 
    Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.


The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400 
    Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.


How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS? 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.


Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret? 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps.


CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.


'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.


Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.


Bigger Than A T.Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.


NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:28:00 -0400 
    Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.


Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:53:00 -0400 
    An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.


A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0400 
    The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.


More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -0400 
    Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.


Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Shootings In Iraq 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:18:00 -0400 
    One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in a 2007 incident in Baghdad in which 14 civilians were killed.


Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:03:00 -0400 
    The Pew Research Center's first study on online harassment shows it happens to most Internet users. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.
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