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  • 8:07am Oct 24, 2013

    Norwegian Town Uses Mirrors To Try To Come Into The Light

    A mountain town in Norway has spent all 100 of its winters in the shade. Now that may change. A local artist campaigned to have mirrors placed on a mountainside. When unveiled on Oct. 31, they should drop a patch of sunlight in the town square.
  • 8:07am Oct 24, 2013

    Teacher Killed By 12-Year-Old Student Remembered

    The community of Sparks, Nev., came together Wednesday night to remember Michael Landsberry, the teacher who was killed by a 12-year-old student who shot and wounded two others before taking his own life.
  • 8:07am Oct 24, 2013

    Indian And Chinese Leaders Sign Border Agreement At Summit

    NPR's correspondents in Shanghai and New Delhi, Frank Langfitt and Julie McCarthy, talk with Steve Inskeep about a recent summit between Indian and Chinese leaders. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed an agreement on border cooperation, but had little else of significance to show at the end of their meeting.
  • A September 1959 advertisement for the Xerox 914
    2:37pm Oct 23, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Happy Birthday, Copy Machine! Happy Birthday, Copy Machine!

    This week marks the 75th anniversary of the first modern copier ever made. The technology, which came from serial inventor Chester Carlson, revolutionized the business world and formed the foundation of Xerox's success. It also meant no more messy carbon paper.
  • 6:47am Oct 23, 2013

    After Four Decades, Cuomo Finally Watches 'The Godfather'

    When the movie The Godfather came out in 1972, a young New York lawyer and future governor named Mario Cuomo didn't see it. He objected to stereotyping Italian-Americans as mobsters. But as first reported by The New York Times, Cuomo has finally ended his 41-year boycott and had a look.
  • 6:47am Oct 23, 2013
    National National

    Most Attractive Accent? The Southern Drawl, Y'All

    The dating site has released a survey rating regional accents. The most attractive accent in North America is the Southern drawl. The New York accent came in second. Rounding out the top 5: the New Jersey, Boston and Western accents.
  • Wil Smith with his daughter, Olivia, today.
    6:47am Oct 23, 2013

    A Father, A Daughter And Lessons Learned

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of StoryCorps we hear again from Wil Smith, a single dad who took his infant daughter, Olivia, with him when he went to college. Now, Wil is helping Olivia with her school search, a role he says he's happy to have after a battle with colon cancer.
  • 3:37pm Oct 22, 2013
    National National Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Obama Says He's 'Frustrated' About Health Care Site Issues

    At the White House on Monday, President Obama acknowledged widespread problems with his health care law's website while still defending the Affordable Care Act. NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley talks with Steve Inskeep about the president's remarks.
  • 3:37pm Oct 22, 2013

    Scary Halloween Display Prompts Police To Get Involved

    Police say a British man took Halloween decorating too far. He decorated his front yard to raise money for cancer research, but his display — inspired by the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — terrified neighborhood children. It included a mock dismembered corpse.
  • 3:37pm Oct 22, 2013

    How Did The Chicken Cross The Road? In Style

    We all know why the chicken crossed the road. Now, a new product wants to make sure they get to the other side safely. As chickens become more popular as pets, the British company Omlet is selling high-visibility chicken jackets — tiny fluorescent safety vets for when they're on the streets.