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What’s At Stake For Hong Kong?

What’s At Stake For Hong Kong?Masses of pro-democracy protesters continue to pack the streets in Hong Kong, defying police who have responded with tear gas.

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy ProtestPolice in riot gear have been deployed to the streets of Hong Kong, where thousands of protesters are calling for free elections. Police used tear gas and pepper spray to try to clear the city's central business and government district.

Kenya’s Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In Berlin

Kenya’s Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In BerlinFor the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A NightBreathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking alcohol. It was all part of a plan for a booze-free night out called Sober, where staff were also on the lookout for anyone who seemed to be on drugs.

Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan LyricsSome might say a group of Swedish scientists have "got a lot of nerve," running a 17-year secret contest to hide as many Bob Dylan lyrics as possible in their scholarly articles. The attitude of others, no doubt: "Don't think twice, it's all right."

Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown’s Family

Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown’s FamilyFerguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who was at the center of the controversy surrounding the fatal police shooting in August of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, released a video today in which he apologized to the family of the victim.

Grand Jury Won’t Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart Shooting

Grand Jury Won’t Indict Officers In Ohio Wal-Mart ShootingThe Justice Department says it has begun a review of police department procedures in Beavercreek, Ohio, after a grand jury decided not to indict officers in the fatal shooting of a black man in a Wal-Mart store.

Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited VacationBritish billionaire Richard Branson has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows. The Virgin Group founder has introduced a "No Vacation Policy" policy.

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism ResolutionIn a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas Resources

New Airstrikes Target The Islamic State’s Oil And Gas ResourcesU.S. officials have confirmed that a new round of airstrikes in Syria is ongoing, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.