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Politics
6:14 am
Tue October 21, 2014

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

President Obama casts an early ballot for the midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday.
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On the first day for in-person early voting in Illinois, President Obama went to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to cast his ballot.

"I'm so glad I can early vote here," he told the elections worker checking him in.

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Business
4:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Chinese Telecom Company Offers To Make Pockets iPhone-Sized

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Asia
4:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

How To Pick An English Name (Tip: Stay Away From Food)

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Around the Nation
4:15 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Is That A Spoonful Of Spooky Cereal In Your Beer?

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NPR Story
3:35 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Who Are The Kurds And What's Their Role In Mideast Politics?

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 4:15 am

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NPR Story
3:35 am
Tue October 21, 2014

After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 4:15 am

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NPR Story
3:35 am
Tue October 21, 2014

U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 5:03 am

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All Tech Considered
5:23 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 2:27 pm

On Monday, Apple is rolling out a new way to pay: a digital wallet called Apple Pay. Millions of people with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be able to tap — rather than swipe — at the register.

The move could be a major change in how we shop. Or it could end up as a blip on the map that fades away, as other "mobile wallets" have in the past.

Here are some questions you might be asking:

I have a leather wallet in my back pocket. Am I going to have it a year from now, given this mobile-wallet revolution?

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Asia
4:07 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:21 am

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Strange News
3:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

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

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:21 am

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