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Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.

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Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

Before Sunday's Beijing Marathon, smog levels were 12 times above what is considered safe for humans. But organizers refused to cancel. Instead, they handed out sponges to clean exposed skin.

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Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

With the World Series starts Tuesday: the Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals. Supporting their Giants, San Francisco radio stations banned the Lorde song, "Royals."

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Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

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The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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Nigeria Joins Senegal In Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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Indonesia Swears In President Who Ran On Promise Of Change

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, on Monday. Steve Inskeep talks with the Financial Times' Indonesia correspondent Ben Bland about the new president, known as Jokowi, and the challenges he faces as he takes office.

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N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.

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Starring In 'Fury': The Horrors That People Are Capable Of In War

The WWII drama Fury is about a U.S. sergeant and his five-man crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Kenneth Turan reviews the film, directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf.

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Surprising Draft To Watered-Down Report: This Year's Vatican Synod

Roman Catholic bishops have wrapped up their two-week meeting at the Vatican about family issues. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention. Among the more controversial issues were how to deal with gays and with divorced and remarried Catholics.

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Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

There's one place in Monrovia where people continue to gather together despite the threat of Ebola: Sunday church service. One reverend knows firsthand how the smallest mistake can be deadly.

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This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.

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There's Never A Dull Moment On This Trans-Siberian Adventure

Morning Edition's David Greene has taken this 6,000-mile ride twice. He shares his experience in the cramped third-class cars — borscht and all — in his new book, Midnight in Siberia.

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Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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Washington, D.C. Election Guide Uses Upside-Down Flag

The Washington Post reported the mistake. But officials contend it was really a brilliant ruse to get attention and fight voter apathy.

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