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Kansas City Wins Exciting Wild Card Game Over Athletics

npr.org — It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8. With two outs in the 12th inning, Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line. That allowed Christian Colon to score from second base and give Kansas City the win.
Oct 01, 2014

I can’t think of a better NPR headline for this. RT @nprnews: Kansas City Wins Exciting Wild Card Game Over Athletics n.pr/1DYl0LE

'Gone Girl,' Take Two: The Very, Very Spoiled Edition

npr.org — Please understand that this post contains information about the plot of Gone Girl that has the capacity to rob it of many of its best and most delicious surprises for anyone not already aware of them.

How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

npr.org — It's election season in Brazil, and a group of young women hold up placards outside the Cuiaba airport in support of their candidate. The capitol of the central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is best known for its cattle ranching and agriculture.
Sep 30, 2014

"He who steals a little is a thief but he who steals a lot is a baron" The Chauffeur vs the Politician in #brazil n.pr/1v1xcVo

Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

npr.org — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close-quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the extremists pressed ahead with a relentless assault on a town near the Turkish border.
Oct 01, 2014

#Kurds Retake #Syria-#Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing - my story with colleague Ryan Lucas. n.pr/1wWpy0g

When Science Gets Ahead Of Itself

npr.org — Ah, I remember it like it was just last spring. The flurry of rumors, the initial shock, the charge of surprise, the shear delight before a major scientific discovery. Yes, I remember it like it was last spring because - it was. And now it's all dust.

Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

npr.org — Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @atossaaraxia: Wow: Mexico is helping its citizens pay DACA fees to avoid deportation from the U.S. npr.org/blogs/codeswit…

Shots - Health News

npr.org — When essayist Eula Biss was pregnant with her son, she decided she wanted to do just a bit of research into vaccination. "I thought I would do a small amount of research to answer some questions that had come up for me," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.
Sep 30, 2014

Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical. Vía @nprnews n.pr/1sYd2JI

Sep 30, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: One mother's argument FOR vaccination: "I would prefer for my son to have as little medical care as possible." n.pr/1tdK4We

Sep 30, 2014

RT @nprAudie: In her book Eula Biss tackles race, privilege and the history of anti-vaccination movements. goo.gl/MsTsPl pic.twitter.com/eeeMl6YCyD

Sep 30, 2014

RT @samsanders: Via @nprnews "when u split the difference between information & misinformation, you still end up with misinformation" http:…

Sep 30, 2014

"When you split the difference between information and misinformation, you still end up with misinformation." npr.org/blogs/health/2…

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White House Intruder Indicted On Federal, Local Charges

npr.org — A federal grand jury indicted 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez on Tuesday, over allegations that he jumped a fence and the eluded guards to enter the White House earlier this month.
Oct 01, 2014

White House Intruder Indicted On Federal, Local Charges n.pr/1v1Bex1 Via @nprnews