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Stories for October 20, 2013

US Soldier In Kuwait Dies After Run, Army Investigating

Oct. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Army is investigating the October 18 death of Sgt. Lyle D. Turnbull, 31, in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. According to the Department of Defense, Turnbull passed away after a "medical emergency." His battalion's Facebook page says he died after a competitive run.

To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

Oct. 20
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In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands.

4 Facts About California's High-Speed Rail Plan

Oct. 20
Associated Press
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Here a four key answers to California's massive high-speed rail plan.

Work Begins On California Bullet Train, Locals Angry

Oct. 20
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Fresno is the starting point for a $68 billion high-speed rail system that would span the state. But opposition to the project has grown fierce.

With Addiction, Breaking A Habit Means Resisting A 'Reflex'

Oct. 20
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The pull of addiction can come from many directions: from food to alcohol to the Internet. So what connects those dependencies?

Asian-American Band Fights To Trademark Name 'The Slants'

Oct. 20
Kat Chow / NPR
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The Slants, a six-member band from Portland, Ore., calls their sound "Chinatown Dance Rock" -- a little bit New Order, a little bit Depeche Mode. They describe themselves as one of the first Asian-American rock bands. Their music caters to an Asian-American crowd, they've spoken at various Asian-American events, and they're proud of all of it.

Saudi Act Of Protest Stuns U.N., And Some Observers

Oct. 20
Michele Kelemen / NPR
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Known for quiet diplomacy, Saudi Arabia is taking an unusual and very public step to protest the international community's failure to resolve the crisis in Syria and other issues that interest Riyadh.

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

Oct. 20
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A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts -- of technology.

Unleashed On Halloween, Monster Cereals Haunt Hoarders

Oct. 20
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This Halloween season, the cereal monsters are on the loose. Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry have consumers in their grasp -- for a limited time only.