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Movie Interviews
3:47 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Helen Mirren: Like Night Follows Day, Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Helen Mirren plays an imperious French restaurant owner.
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Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 8:14 am

When she was in her 20s, Helen Mirren says, she yearned to be a French actress: "They fascinated me more," she tells NPR's Melissa Block.

In her new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Mirren gets the next best thing — she plays Madame Mallory, the frosty French owner of an elegant restaurant in a tiny village in the south of France. When an Indian family comes to town and opens their own restaurant 100 feet away, Mallory has nothing but disdain for the family and the food they're cooking.

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Africa
3:01 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Amid Ebola's Spread, One Rule Reigns: 'Don't Touch'

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 5:43 pm

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Africa
2:56 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 5:43 pm

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Africa
2:51 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S.

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 5:43 pm

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Europe
2:46 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Russia Retaliates For Western Sanctions With Ban On Food Imports

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 5:43 pm

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Around the Nation
3:26 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

It takes Jaxson Kuhlmann, 11, less than 30 minutes to complete his paper route in Carroll, Iowa. He's paid 10 to 12 cents per copy to deliver the paper five days a week.
Noah Adams for NPR

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 10:21 am

This story began in 2012 while I was working on a story in Iowa. I was taking pictures on a foggy afternoon and saw a young girl on a blue bicycle, a newspaper bag slung across her shoulder. She stopped and held up a copy of The Daily Times Herald.

These days, most newspapers are delivered by fast-moving adults driving vans and trucks. I guess I didn't know that kids still had paper routes, anywhere.

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All Tech Considered
2:44 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

After Grant Hernandez, an undergraduate security researcher at the University of Central Florida, hacked Nest, he programmed it to riff off a favorite line from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Aarti Shahani

Originally published on Sat August 9, 2014 2:18 pm

There is a sharp divide in the technology world. One camp is racing to connect our devices to the Internet, to make everything — from the watch to the refrigerator — smart, so to speak.

The other camp is terrified of what that means: everyday objects that can be hacked, easily, to spy on us and hand off valuable data to cybercriminals. The cynics are gathered in Las Vegas this week, at the security conference Black Hat.

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The Salt
2:23 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

An FDA rule effective Aug. 5 states that foods may be labeled "gluten free" only if there's less than 20 parts per million of the protein.
James Benet iStockphoto

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:29 pm

If you spot a food package label that says gluten free, you can now be pretty well assured that the label means what it says.

As of Aug. 5, all food manufacturers must be in compliance with a new labeling standard set by the Food and Drug Administration.

The rule states that foods may be labeled "gluten free" only if there's less than 20 parts per million of the protein.

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Economy
2:04 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

After laying off roughly 2 million workers during the recession, the construction industry may not have enough crews to keep up with demand for building projects.
Brennan Linsley AP

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:56 pm

It's a beautiful day and Jeremy Smith, the business manager for a school district in northern Wyoming, is showing off the new Tongue River Elementary School — or at least the plot of land where the school should be.

"What you're going to see when you get up here a little bit closer is you are going to just see pasture," Smith says.

The school was supposed to be under construction by now, but last month state officials said they didn't have the money.

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Remembrances
2:04 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

From Surgeon General To Smoking Foe: Remembering Dr. Steinfeld

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 5:29 pm

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