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11:25 am
Sun September 21, 2014

One Year After Kenyan Mall Attack, Few Answers Have Emerged

Survivors and relatives of victims carry Kenya's national flags on the anniversary of last year's deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital of Nairobi.
Thomas Mukoya Reuters /Landov

Kenyans are marking the first anniversary of a deadly attack on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi that sparked a siege and created new uncertainty over the reach of extremist violence in Africa. The attackers were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have emerged.

In addition to mourning the dozens of people killed in the attack, many Kenyans were angered by what was seen as a slow and poorly planned response to the violence. Revelations that security forces had stolen merchandise from inside the mall fueled the outrage.

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Health Care
11:15 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Sisters of the Servants of Mary from Kansas City, Kan., at a rally in 2012. Catholic employers don't want to offer insurance coverage for contraceptives, but Catholic insurance companies have quietly arranged for coverage for years.
John Hanna AP

The Affordable Care Act requires that most health plans offer birth control to women.

Around the country, Catholic employers have been arguing in court that having anything to do with insurance coverage of contraceptives violates their freedom of religion.

But when the insurance companies themselves are Catholic, contraceptive coverage comes without a hitch.

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Sports
9:52 am
Sun September 21, 2014

MLB Division-Clinchers, NCAA Football Trouble: The Week In Sports

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The Two-Way
9:40 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Afghan Presidential Rivals End Dispute — And A Long Election Season

Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai shake hands after signing a power-sharing pact in Kabul Sunday. The first vote in the election was held in April; a runoff followed in June.
Wakil Kohsar AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:50 am

Habemus Praesidentem: there's white smoke in Kabul – figuratively speaking.

And like choosing a pope, selecting Afghanistan's new president has been a long and enigmatic process. Candidate registration began on Sept. 16, 2013. The first round of voting was on April 5. The second round on June 14.

And now, on Sept. 21, Afghan election officials announced that Ashraf Ghani is the country's the next president. He'll succeed President Hamid Karzai, who has ruled since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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The Two-Way
8:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire At Climate Change

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:33 am

Streets in New York City and other towns are being taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history. The People's Climate March is timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit.

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Sunday Puzzle
8:22 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Stuck In The Middle With Clues

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Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

On-air challenge: Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word. For example: Amble - Am(ia)ble.

Last week's challenge: This three-part challenge comes from listener Lou Gottlieb. If you punch 0-1-4-0 into a calculator, and turn it upside-down, you get the state OHIO. What numbers can you punch in a calculator, and turn upside-down, to get a state capital, a country and a country's capital?

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Business
7:48 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

A new comic features Captain Citrus teaming up with the Avengers to defeat a villain. The new superhero, who uses the power of the sun to generate "energy items," is sponsored by Florida's citrus industry.
Florida Citrus

Marvel's latest superhero, Captain Citrus, draws his power from the sun and hails from a Florida orange grove. And here's his true origin story: He was developed by Marvel for Florida's citrus growers, who hope the hero will use his powers to help them sell more orange juice.

Captain Of An Industry

Marvel's successful films and comics, from Spider-Man to The Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy, have made them a hit with not just audiences, but also businesses.

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Religion
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Music Interviews
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Womack Returns To The Spotlight With 'The Way I'm Livin' '

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Performing Arts
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Code Switch
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white.
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Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:13 am

Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what you get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white.

Award-winning dramatists David Henry Hwang, Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz and Bruce Norris are some of America's most critically acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Their work captures the tensions and aspirations of an increasingly diverse America, but they all acknowledged that it was a challenge to bring a more diverse audience to theaters.

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National Security
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:36 am

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Middle East
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Afghanistan
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Environment
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Around the Nation
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 9:52 am

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Shots - Health News
5:38 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

Paula and Ron Faber walk their dog Millie in 2009, between cancer diagnoses.
Shelley Seccombe Shelley Seccombe

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 10:29 am

The place: Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan.

The diagnosis: fast-growing, small-cell lung cancer.

The patient: Paula Faber, unrepentant, life-long smoker.

The choice: treat it aggressively to extend life, but probably not cure the disease, or manage the pain and focus on the quality of life.

It was September 2012 and it was Paula Faber's third cancer in a decade, but she did not hesitate.

"She was going to fight it every inch of the way," says her husband Ron Faber.

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Technology
5:30 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

Some Uber drivers and passengers complain that the app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions.
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There are many things Uber customers love about the service; confusion surrounding the navigation process is not one of them.

Following complaints that Uber drivers didn't know the best routes to customers' destination, the company rolled out a new in-app navigation feature. It allows customers to plug in their destination before entering the car and provides turn-by-turn directions to drivers once the trip begins.

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Sports
6:51 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

What Fans, Parents Are Saying About The NFL Lately

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Technology
6:19 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

Originally published on Sat September 20, 2014 6:51 pm

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