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Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 04:36

The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

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Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.

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New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.

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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

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Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.

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Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

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Ebola Toll Continues Its Climb, With 10,000-Plus Sickened

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 02:54

The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.

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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:40

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:40

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:36

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:35

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:51

Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.

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Other people scam you. Do you ever do it to yourself?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:55

We know that other people take your money, lie to you, and scam you. Do you ever do it to yourself?

No matter how bad or good your financial situation is, what's the one thing you will always spend money on? Do you feel guilty?

What is that one thing you refuse to give up?

Confess! Send us an email, or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND

 

Weekend Brunch: Volatility, AirBnB, and Kenny G

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-24 15:31

This week, Lizzie O'Leary sits down for brunch with Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine and Ben Walsh from the Huffington Post to discuss the economic news of last week and what's on their plate this week (get it?).

Topics:

Clouds Darken for America’s Blue-Chip Stocks

“The Dumbest Person in Your Building Is Passing Out Keys to Your Front Door!”

Kenny G Goes Radical With Hong Kong Protest Cameo

How to stop looking like a jerk in public

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:59

 Chris Black is a New York City-based brand consultant and the founder of Done to Death Projects. His Twitter feed offers "high level cultural commentary" on current events, pop culture, music, fashion, and more. Black spoke with Marketplace Weekend about navigating social media, the narcissism of selfies, and the cringe-inducing act of rereading your own Twitter feed.

"I think a lot of people in social situations are preoccupied with this stuff. Young people especially. When you've grown up with the internet and grown up with an iPhone, it's a very different mindset than someone like me or you," Black says.

His forthcoming book: 'I Know You Think You Know It All: Advice to Help You Stop Looking Like a Jerk in Public and Online'  is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Listen to the full story in the audio player above.

No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:58

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

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New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:51

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 14:00

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

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UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 13:32

One bystander was also shot by. After an hours-long manhunt, police apprehended a 34-year-old suspect.

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