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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

npr.org — A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night. His unannounced visit ended much sooner. NPR's Tamara Keith reports via secret service spokesman Ed Donovan that security dogs - which weren't deployed Sept.
Oct 22, 2014

Why is this fence so easy to jump? RT @nprnews: Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn n.pr/12eHDwC

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nprnews: Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn n.pr/12eHDwC

Oct 22, 2014

From @NPR: Secret Service has apprehended another @WhiteHouse fence jumper. Stopped them on the lawn. n.pr/12eHDwC

Oct 22, 2014

RT @nprnews: Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn n.pr/12eHDwC

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

npr.org — If you don't have a place to live, getting enough to eat clearly may be a struggle. And since homelessness in the U.S. isn't going away and is even rising in some cities, more charitable groups and individuals have been stepping up the last few years to share food with these vulnerable folks in their communities.
Oct 22, 2014

Costa Mesa is included in this report. RT @NPRFood More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless n.pr/12cNUJm

Oct 22, 2014

RT @NPRFood: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless n.pr/12cNUJm

Oct 22, 2014

Jesus was a NIMBY RT @nprnews: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless n.pr/1x5BU5w

Oct 22, 2014

This is awful: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless npr.org/blogs/thesalt/…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: Since Jan 2013, 21 cities have passed measures aimed at restricting the people who feed the homeless. n.pr/1vOghso

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Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women

npr.org — As the ongoing, harassment-fueled controversy known as Gamergate rages into its second month with no sign of dying down, the Pew Research Center is out with new numbers on online harassment. They probably won't surprise you: 73 percent of respondents say they've faced some kind of threats or embarrassment online, mostly in the form of being called offensive names.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @pewresearch: "Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women" - @nprnews on our online harassment survey n.pr/1uGm9j9

Oct 22, 2014

Via @nprnews: Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women n.pr/1x54AvA

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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

npr.org — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new monitoring measures for people arriving to the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the three countries dealing with Ebola outbreaks. Travelers from those countries will be monitored by public health officials for 21 days after their arrival, starting Monday.

Viking's Choice: Chumped, 'Name That Thing'

npr.org — Growing up sucks. Growing up is awesome. You trade in the insecurities of one age for another, and yet somehow become wiser in the process - or at least that's the idea. After just a couple of solid EPs, that seems to be the crossroads where the Brooklyn band Chumped stands right now.
Oct 22, 2014

With "Name That Thing," @ChumpedBand's TEENAGE RETIREMENT just became my favorite debut of 2014. n.pr/1ylWnUQ

Oct 22, 2014

wow. just wow. RT @nprmusic: Hear the rising @ChumpedBand's catchy, wistful pop-punk song "Name That Thing." n.pr/1tfuYUq

Oct 22, 2014

Growing up sucks. Growing up is awesome. @ChumpedBand understands and is here to help with a new song. n.pr/1tfuYUq

Legendary 'Washington Post' Editor, Ben Bradlee, Has Died

npr.org — Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor, who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died. The newspaper reported his death on its website, saying he died of natural causes at his home in Washington. He was 93.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @nprnews: Legendary 'Washington Post' Editor, Ben Bradlee, Has Died n.pr/127mqVq

Oct 21, 2014

They don't make 'em like that anymore. And they didn't make enough of them like that to begin with. RIP #Bradlee npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

Oct 21, 2014

Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington post editor during Watergate era, has died. ow.ly/D8gVR

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Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban

npr.org — How do Americans feel about Ebola and the U.S. response to the outbreak so far? NPR and our partners at Truven Health Analytics asked more than 3,000 adults in a poll conducted online and by phone (mobile and land line) Oct. 1-15.
Oct 22, 2014

What do you think? Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For #Ebola Travel Ban n.pr/1DAZbQU via @nprnews

Oct 22, 2014

(paraphrased) The people who complain most about Big Gov't now complaining gov't not doing enough about #ebola disq.us/8kmeoq @NPR

Oct 22, 2014

Majority of Americans support Ebola travel ban (npr.org/blogs/health/2…). It must be that it worked so well with AIDS. #novisaforviruses

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

npr.org — This Halloween, what better way to one-up your friends than mixing up some batter, swapping out your light bulbs for ultraviolet replacements, and showing off some glowing baked goods? And, if you follow the advice of Steven Johnson and Martina Zupanic, these treats won't leave you feeling regretful the next day about your eating choices.

The Crime That Has Shocked Pakistan

npr.org — Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images The Edhi Foundation - synonymous with humanitarian work - was robbed over the weekend in Karachi. More than $1 million was stolen. Pakistanis are shocked that the respected group would be targeted.
Oct 22, 2014

"No matter how bad the situation here becomes, I won't give up." Great story on the extraordinary Abdul Sattar Edhi: npr.org/blogs/parallel…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Bcostalima: Abdul Sattar Edhi, philanthropist featured in @truefalse film "These Birds Walk," robbed in Karachi. via @NPRMorning n.pr/ZG49Ng

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Shootings In Iraq

npr.org — Four private security guards working for the Blackwater Worldwide firm who were charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis have been found guilty by a federal jury. Nicholas Slatten was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin heard were found guilty of multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter.

Voters Cast Ballots in First-Ever Push to Ban Fracking in Texas

stateimpact.npr.org — For Cathy McMullen, the reasons to ban fracking in Denton are as obvious at the drilling rig that sits on the corner of Masch Branch and Hampton Road on the northwest side of town. It's big, it's noisy, and she believes it vents toxic emissions into the community.

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Oct 22, 2014

The most NPRy thing in the history of NPR. : 'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams - one.npr.org/i/358120393:35…

Renee Zellweger Looks Different - So What?

npr.org — When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.
Oct 22, 2014

My ATC piece: @nprnews: Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What? n.pr/1DBuPxO

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Oct 22, 2014

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

npr.org — Once again the U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record, but Wednesday marks the first time that the Court has called attention to its own mistake with a public announcement. And it was the erring justice herself, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who asked that the Court's public information office to announce the error.