5:09am

Fri September 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Copts In U.S. Fear 'Terrible' Reaction In Egypt To Muhammad Film

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 11:31 am

Father Mina celebrates the Christmas Nativity Liturgy, the start of Christmas, at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. George on Jan. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Coptic churches around the country have witnessed a surge of Christians fleeing Egypt since the start of the Arab Spring.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community, Coptic Christians.

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3:49am

Fri September 14, 2012
Strange News

Cat Sneaks Onto Plane Bound For Disney World

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:43 am

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3:47am

Fri September 14, 2012
Strange News

On Your Cellphone At The Movies? Watch For Ninjas

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:43 am

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2:24am

Fri September 14, 2012
Middle East

Inciting Outrage, Film Spurs Delicate U.S. Response

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:43 am

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington Wednesday, Sept. 12 on the recent deaths of Americans in Libya.
Alex Brandon AP

As U.S. embassies and consulates face protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islamic film, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is walking a fine line. She is distancing herself and the State Department from the video that has sparked anger among Muslims, but stressed the US commitment to free speech.

"To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible," she said Thursday in Washington, D.C. "It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage."

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2:24am

Fri September 14, 2012
U.S.

California Online Sales Tax Faces Enforcement Hurdle

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:43 am

An Amazon worker sorts packages at a fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz.
Ross D. Franklin AP

It's not hard to find online shoppers these days. Take the hipster cafe in San Francisco's Mission District where Shirin Oskooi opens her laptop and ticks off her latest Amazon purchases.

Next to her is Craig Sumner. He opens an Amazon invoice to see how much sales tax he was charged on his latest pair of Levis: none.

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2:24am

Fri September 14, 2012
Economy

Discouraged In Hunt For A Job, Many Stop Looking

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:43 am

A job fair was held at the The Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., last month. The U.S. unemployment rate declined in August in part because the number of "discouraged workers" climbed.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The U.S. population is growing. In normal times, the labor force — working or not — would be growing too. But these are not normal times, and the labor force is actually smaller than it was four years ago, meaning millions of people who should be there aren't.

The reasons people drop out of the workforce are myriad. People go back to school. Others have health issues or family priorities that keep them from looking for work. But some stop looking because they are discouraged.

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8:03pm

Thu September 13, 2012
StoryCorps

From Topless Bar To Biology: A Love Story

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 9:56 am

Biologists Philip and Susan McClinton started their life together, in 1972, in a very different place.
StoryCorps

5:53pm

Thu September 13, 2012
The Salt

A Little Patience, A Lot Of Salt Are Keys To A Lost Pickle Recipe

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 12:45 pm

There's more than one way to make a pickle.
iStockphoto.com

Here's a new mantra you might consider adding to your list of daily kitchen chants: "It takes patience to perpetuate pickles."

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5:05pm

Thu September 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Have Foreign Policy Questions? 'Weekend Edition' Will Try To Answer Them

Our friends at Weekend Edition are trying something different starting this weekend. They're calling on NPR reporters to answer some of your questions on different topics.

Here's how they explain it:

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4:41pm

Thu September 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Was The American Consulate Attack In Benghazi Planned?

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 4:54 pm

Broken furniture outside the U.S. consulate building in Benghazi on Thursday, following an attack on the building late on September 11.
Gianluigi Guercia AFP/Getty Images

One of the biggest questions still outstanding about the attack on a United States consulate in Libya is whether it was planned or whether it was the result of a protest against a U.S.-made film that criticizes the Prophet Muhammad.

The attack killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The bottom line is that nothing is firm. But NPR's Leila Fadel reports that Libya's Deputy Interior Minister, Wanis al Sharef, said this was a sophisticated two-prong attack.

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