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Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he's been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
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Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.
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In Alaska Race For Governor, Democrats Try An Unusual Tactic: Dropping Out

Alaska's Republican governor looked to have a lock on re-election, until state Democrats realized that their best tactic would be to give up — and clear the path for an independent challenger.
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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.
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Advice For Reporting On Detroit: Avoid 'Urban Settler' Metaphors

Detroit Metro Times Editor Michael Jackman wrote about some phrases to avoid when writing about his city. Hold the "tabula rasa" and "urban frontier," he tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.
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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
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Universities To Speakers Who've Visited West Africa: En Garde!

Fears of Ebola — not always justified — have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.
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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.
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NBA Is Trying Shorter Games — Why Not A Shorter Season?

While the NBA is experimenting with shorter games, some players — including Lebron James — would like to see shorter seasons. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.

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