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Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

Oct. 1
Scott Neuman / NPR
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With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Oct. 1
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Elizabeth Warren says a new recordings of conversation by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown continue.

FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

Oct. 1
Eric Deggans / NPR
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NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans visited the set of FX's cross-border crime drama, discovering the way the show's Spanish-language scenes help reveal new dimensions to the series' Mexican characters.

Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Oct. 1
NPR
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Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Oct. 1
NPR
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The new book Back Channel to Cuba, reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Oct. 1
Nishat Kurwa / NPR
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Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Oct. 1
Allison Aubrey / NPR
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Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

Kansas City Wins Exciting Wild Card Game Over Athletics

Sept. 30
Doreen McCallister / NPR
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It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8.

How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

Sept. 30
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro / NPR
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Antonio Cavalcante helped get a candidate for governor barred after showing that the politician had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator.

Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Sept. 30
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR
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Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.