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Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.

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Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.

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The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show

Is Democracy a key to better levels of health in a country? That's long been the belief, but we hear about some research that shows that isn't always the case.

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Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.

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Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

She is one of the first cartoonists to be recognized. Besides her graphic novels and memoirs, Bechdel developed a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.

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Feds Worry ISIS Recruiters Will Turn Young Americans Against U.S.

Moahammed Elibiary, who specializes in deradicalization, is trying to stop young Americans from being recruited online by Islamist militants. He talks to Steve Inskeep about his strategy.

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How Much Pressure Is The U.S. Really Putting On Iran?

The U.S. and other nations have imposed economic sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program. Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Ebola Workers Attacked By Villagers In Guinea

Several people, including health workers and three journalists, have been found dead days after they were attacked while spreading awareness of Ebola in a Guinean village.

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'Portland, Maine' Is Tim McGraw's Break Up Song

Portland's spokesman says whoever it was that broke Tim McGraw's heart in that song made a good choice moving to Portland. She says the mayor would happily give the singer a personal tour of the city.

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Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

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General Mills To Close 2 Plants, Hundreds To Be Let Go

General Mills blames the move on an industry-wide decline in breakfast cereal sales. It says sales of its brands have dropped by 10 percent in the last quarter alone.

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Dr. Paul Farmer Joins West Africa's Fight Against Ebola

Dr. Paul Farmer, who is best known as cofounder of the international aide group Partners in Health, is in Liberia. He talks to Audie Cornish about efforts to get ahead of the virus.

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NFL Fans Still Watch Football Despite Players' Scandals

As NFC division rivals Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons took to the field Thursday night, fans watching at nearby sports bars reflected on what's currently a tumultuous time for the NFL.

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Movie Review: 'Last Days In Vietnam'

Director Rory Kennedy's documentary isn't an examination of the rights or wrongs of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, but a thrilling narrative told with first-person stories of the war's chaotic end.

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Spain Tries To Tamp Down Catalonia's Separatist Movement

Catalans see the Scottish independence referendum as an exercise of democracy that they've been denied. The Spanish government sees it as a threat.

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Voters In Scotland Reject Independence

Scottish voters rejected the independence referendum 55 percent to 45 percent. The decision prevents a rupture of a 307-year union with England, and it brings huge relief to British politicians.

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