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10:19 am
Fri August 29, 2014

California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:48 am

California is one step closer to becoming the first state to require colleges and universities "to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity," The Los Angeles Times reports.

The California Senate gave the bill unanimous approval on Thursday, and it is now headed to the governor's office.

The Times adds:

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Parallels
10:17 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

An Iraqi child walks next an empty house of a Christian family in Mosul on Aug. 8. The Arabic writing on the wall reads 'Real Estate of the Islamic State.' The extremist group took control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June.
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Ever since the Islamic State seized Mosul more than two months ago, it's been difficult to get a detailed picture of life inside Iraq's second largest city.

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Code Switch
9:42 am
Fri August 29, 2014

A Photographer Captures The Often-Overlooked 'Aunty' Couture

Poonam Aunty
Meera Sethi Upping the Aunty

"Ugh, she dresses like SUCH an aunty!" is usually not something you'd want to hear about your style, if you're South-Asian.

An "aunty" or "aunty-ji" (depending on where you want to fall on the graph of respect and familiarity) is what you call a lady roughly around your mother's age. So, the family friend who has seen you grow up, your mom's co-worker, the lady next to you in the grocery line or the nosy neighbor whose questions about your love-life you endure because she makes a killer biryani — they all qualify.

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The Two-Way
9:09 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

Smoke billows from Mount Tavurvur after an eruption in Kokopo, east New Britain, Papua New Guinea, on Friday. The eruption has caused some nearby residents to be evacuated and some flights to be rerouted.
Jason Tassell AP

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:38 am

Two volcanoes half a world apart are causing havoc today: Several flights have been diverted around an eruption in Papua New Guinea, and authorities in Iceland briefly put aviation on highest alert (again) due to a temperamental Mount Bardarbunga, which has been rumbling for the past week.

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Code Switch
9:04 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

The Rev. Willis Johnson (left), pastor of Wellspring Church in Ferguson, speaks to the Rev. Michele Shumake-Keller after the panel discussion in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday. Johnson said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a "community in trauma."
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Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:04 am

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(Editor's Note: NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate a community conversation on Thursday around race, police tactics and leadership following the shooting death of Michael Brown. The following story is based on what happened at the event.)

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Monkey See
8:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live From The Bell House, Part 2

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Last week, we brought you the first half of the live show we recently held at the Bell House in Brooklyn, featuring producer emeritus Mike Katzif and a conversation about what we'll take away from this summer and what's to come this fall. This week, we have the second half, packed full of special guests and good pals and quizzes that are, in some cases, very difficult, apparently.

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The Two-Way
8:10 am
Fri August 29, 2014

U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

A Syrian refugee child eats food which her mother collected from rubbish in the Eminonu disctrict of Istanbul.
Bulent Kilic AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:24 am

The Syrian civil war has sparked "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era."

That's according to António Guterres, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, who added that while the world's response to the crisis has been "generous," it hasn't met the needs of refugees.

The U.N. agency released new numbers on Friday and the picture they paint is exceedingly grim. A few data points from the report:

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The Two-Way
7:20 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Book News: Born to Write? Bruce Springsteen To Publish A Children's Book

Bruce Springsteen performs in May in Century City, Calif.
Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images for USC Shoah Foundation

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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The Two-Way
7:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

A pro-Russian rebel walks in a passage at a local market damaged by shelling in Petrovskiy district in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk.
Mstislav Chernov AP

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:36 am

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his government has sent parliament a bill that allows Ukraine to open a path toward membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

"The main and only goal of Ukraine's foreign policy is to join the European Union," Yatsenyuk said in a statement.

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Europe
6:26 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:22 am

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Around the Nation
5:29 am
Fri August 29, 2014

'99 Bottles Of Beer' Inspires Bigger Container To Hold Beer

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

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Business
5:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Retailers Entice Shoppers To Get Ready For New School Year

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Around the Nation
5:23 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

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Latin America
5:04 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Drought Conditions Wreak Havoc On Latin America

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 5:23 am

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Around the Nation
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Weekend Musher Finds Dogs Keep Her Hanging On

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 5:23 am

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Business
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Barclays To Finance Detroit's Exit From Bankruptcy

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 7:01 am

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Law
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Case Could Jeopardize Washington State Recreational Pot Law

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:45 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Student Attendance Drops At College Football Games

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Russia Denies It's Directly Aiding Pro-Russian Separatists

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

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NPR Story
5:02 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Michel Martin Recaps #BeyondFerguson

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:40 am

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