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

14 hours 42 min ago

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

14 hours 43 min ago

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

14 hours 47 min ago

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

14 hours 48 min ago

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

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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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

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

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

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

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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Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:28

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.

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For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:20

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.

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Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:18

The search for the University of Virginia student spanned weeks. Police have charged a 32-year-old man with abduction.

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When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

Fri, 2014-10-24 12:06

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

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Shooting At Washington School Leaves 2 Dead, Including Gunman

Fri, 2014-10-24 11:45

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims; three of them are in critical condition.

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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

Fri, 2014-10-24 11:26

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

Fri, 2014-10-24 11:24

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

Fri, 2014-10-24 09:58

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

Fri, 2014-10-24 08:09

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:53

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:11

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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