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October 19, 2014 | NPR · The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · It’s not often that a book can mix machetes with hedge funds. Then again, few industries are as chaotic, and compelling, as debt collection — which Jake Halpern’s book reveals in alarming detail.
 

October 18, 2014 | NPR · Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.
 

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October 18, 2014 | TSPR · Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.
 

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October 18, 2014 | NPR · Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
 

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October 17, 2014 | NPR · Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.
 

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October 17, 2014 | NPR · Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there’s renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve’s target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.
 

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October 17, 2014 | NPR · Kinsey Wilson, hailed by many observers as a digital visionary, was abruptly ousted earlier this month. CEO Jarl Mohn says he sees untapped opportunities for growth in radio and digital audiences.
 

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October 17, 2014 | NPR · NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.
 

 

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News

October 19, 2014 | NPR · The newspaper’s heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?
 

October 19, 2014 | NPR · The 30-person team is designed to be deployed nationally in case anyone else in the country is diagnosed with Ebola. The team would provide medical assistance to hospitals.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · Suni, a 34-year-old northern white rhino, was the first to be born in captivity and only one of two breeding males known to exist.
 

Arts & Life

October 19, 2014 | NPR · In her new book The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · Geena Davis has played unforgettable roles in movies like Beetlejuice and A League Of Their Own. But before her acting debut in Tootsie, she worked at a clothing store in window displays.
 

October 19, 2014 | NPR · The newspaper’s heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?
 

Music

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · With its roots in punk and heartland rock, LP3 is a rattling, unpinnable record that doesn’t know when to stop baring its soul.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz spend their second album feeling and defining the contours of each other’s voices, trading verses, lines and leads. They call it “blood harmony,” which about sums it up.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · The singer, formerly known as Cat Stevens, tackles weighty existential questions by looking backward, using the blues to unlock buried memories.
 

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