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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: ‘We Saved Each Other’

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

Authorities say it’s too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok’s Erawan shrine.

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Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced In Egypt To 3 Years In Prison

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm

The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network’s acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and “defies logic and common sense.”

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Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Texas Deputy At Houston-Area Gas Station

By Scott Neuman on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the Friday evening shooting was unprovoked; he has called it a “cold-blooded execution.” A suspect is now in custody and facing capital murder charges.

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

By Mark Memmott on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

Here’s how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

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Tropical Storm Erika Falls Apart; Dominica Deaths At 20

By Christopher Dean Hopkins on August 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island earlier this week, but poses less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada’s PM Is Put On Leave

By Bill Chappell on August 28th, 2015 | Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 5:04 am

Tony Turner wrote and sang “Harperman,” leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as “Who squashes all dissent?” and “Who muzzles all the scientists?”

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NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82

By Bill Chappell on August 28th, 2015 | Last updated: August 28, 2015 at 7:03 pm

The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.

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On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting

By Marilyn Geewax on August 28th, 2015 | Last updated: August 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.

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