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Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest Brace For More Snow

By Scott Neuman on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to floodwater.

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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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Florida State University Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

Tallahassee’s police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

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‘Redeployment,’ ‘Age Of Ambition’ Win National Book Awards

By NPR Staff on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 10:12 am

The veteran-penned short story collection and the nonfiction look at modern China and its citizens joined youth literature winner Brown Girl Dreaming and poetry winner Faithful and Virtuous Night.

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Delinquent Mine Fines: ‘Clearly Troubling … More Can Be Done’

By Howard Berkes on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 11:11 am

“We have tools in place to crack down on these scofflaws, but what’s missing is a stronger commitment,” says John Kline, a key House Republican.

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Motown’s Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’

By Bill Chappell on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit’s Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

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America’s ‘Best Restroom 2014′ Is Verdant And Curvy

By Bill Chappell on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 6:12 pm

The top bathroom in America is currently at Philadelphia’s Longwood Gardens, where 17 commodious chambers are built into what the facility says is the largest “green wall” on the continent.

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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

By Bill Chappell on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move; TV Land will reportedly stop airing Cosby Show reruns.

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Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

By Mara Liasson on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday.

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U.K. To Deny Entry To Controversial U.S. Dating Guru

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

The Home Office said Julien Blanc’s presence wasn’t conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women and appears to condone violence toward them.

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