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CDC Recommends Antiviral Drugs For At-Risk Patients

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

If you think the flu season is especially bad, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you're right. He also tells NPR's Rachel Martin why taking antivirals are a good idea.

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka: From Poetry To Power

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

He was a poet and a community activist. Now, as mayor of Newark, N.J., Ras Baraka faces the challenges of struggling schools, municipal corruption and mistrust between citizens and police.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.

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Venezuela Braces For A Tough Year Ahead

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 03:46

The country's economy is a mess and low oil prices are hurting the oil-exporting nation. While President Nicolas Maduro is unpopular among many Venezuelans, the opposition is fractured and weak.

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How Ebola Took A Toll On One American Church

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:33

Congregants at Trinity Episcopal Church come from many countries, including in West Africa. No one had visited the virus-stricken nations, yet fearful worshippers began skipping services.

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If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:31

There are many ways to refer to the parts of our planet where people lack decent health care, education and services like electricity and clean water. And just about every label has its problems.

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Paralympic Champion Makes The Case For Meningitis Vaccine

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-04 01:29

Amy Purdy lost both legs below the knee to meningitis at age 19. She's now using her cred as a champion snowboarder to encourage teenagers to get vaccinated.

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After Making Waves In 2014, ISIS' Power Appears To Ebb

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 13:18

By the summer of 2014, a third of Iraq was under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State or ISIS, and people worried the capital might be next. Six months on, that's changed.

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Former Republican Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 13:10

Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, serving in the chamber for 13 years. He was a major champion of fair housing laws.

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Appeals Court Rules No Delay For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 12:27

A federal appeals court reject a request from attorneys representing bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay the start of trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday.

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 11:15

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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Israel To Freeze Tax Revenue To The Palestinians

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 10:04

The move to cut off about $127 million a month in funding follows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to push for joining the International Criminal Court.

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 09:22

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 07:10

The Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project wants to document every racially motivated killing in the American South between 1930 and 1970. The project's director says it's a race against the clock.

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The Goal: To Remember Each Jim Crow Killing, From The '30s On

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-03 07:10

The Civil Rights Restorative Justice Project wants to document every racially motivated killing in the American South between 1930 and 1970. The project's director says it's a race against the clock.

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