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Gabby Giffords' SuperPAC Fights For Her Old House Seat

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:59

Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.

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'Don't interfere in council budgets'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:53
A north Wales council leader says the Welsh government should not interfere in how councils cut their budgets.

Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:17

Health officials are looking to those who have recovered from Ebola to treat new cases. The World Health Organization hopes to find antibodies in the blood of people who have fought off the virus.

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UPDATED: Authorities In Dallas Find Man Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 08:06

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said they want to provide the man with a "compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need."

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VIDEO: New Mexico skies filled with balloons

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:39
Hundreds of hot air balloons took to the skies above New Mexico on Saturday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Pope opens synod on family life

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:23
Pope Francis urges bishops not to impose an "intolerable moral burden" on believers, as a synod gathers to discuss controversial issues affecting the Catholic Church.

Drawing pin cycling saboteur hunted

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 07:21
A saboteur is being hunted by police after leaving hundreds of drawing pins on a cycle race track, causing the tyres of more than 70 bikes to burst.

Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 06:29

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.

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Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 06:27

Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.

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Mass Graves Found In Mexico, Near Place Where 43 Students Went Missing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-05 05:35

The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.

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