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Around the Nation
5:55 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:17 am

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Movie Reviews
4:24 am
Mon September 29, 2014

'Equalizer' Devotes Time To Character Development, Graphic Violence

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in The Equalizer.
Scott Garfield Sony Pictures

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:17 am

When star Denzel Washington and director Anton Fuqua collaborated on 2001's Training Day, the film won Washington an Oscar and changed the trajectory of his career. Now they are together again.

The Equalizer is unapologetic in its excessive, frequently grotesque violence. But because it's got Denzel Washington as its star, it's more interested in character development than you might guess.

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NPR Story
3:48 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Pro-Democracy Activists Occupy Hong Kong's Business District

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:17 am

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NPR Story
3:48 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Aleppo Residents Trapped Between Syrian Forces And ISIS Militants

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NPR Story
3:48 am
Mon September 29, 2014

White House And GOP-Controlled House Appear To Agree On ISIS Strategy

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 6:17 am

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Europe
6:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Underground Beer Pipeline Solves Traffic Issue

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Europe
6:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Slot Machine Win Helps Man Avoid Prison

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Television
6:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

'Saturday Night Live' Begins Season 40 This Weekend

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Tomorrow night, one of television's best-known shows marks a milestone.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Live from New York.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Live from New York.

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The Two-Way
9:40 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 7:29 am

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Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

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Around the Nation
6:23 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Harpist Finds Zoo's Primates A Captive Audience

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 11:26 am

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