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Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

By Scott Neuman on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 9:43 am

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing’s plan to screen candidates for the territory’s next chief executive.

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NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

By Scott Neuman on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet’s thin atmosphere.

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Kurds Say They’ve Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

By Scott Neuman on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 9:43 am

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

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Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey’s Border

By Bill Chappell on September 21st, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

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Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies’ Protest An American Issue

By NPR Staff on September 21st, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel’s secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?

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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

By Bill Chappell on September 21st, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

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For Oktoberfest-Goers In Munich, A Parade And A Party

By Bill Chappell on September 21st, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:40 am

Munich kicked off this year’s Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, beer prices are above 10 euros per liter.

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One Year After Kenyan Mall Attack, Few Answers Have Emerged

By Bill Chappell on September 21st, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:39 am

The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public.

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

By Bill Chappell on September 21st, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

The People’s Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week’s U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

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Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

By Bill Chappell on September 20th, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 7:30 am

It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls “a pattern of misinformation and misdirection” by the team and the NFL.

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