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Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

Thu, 2014-08-14 18:57

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Thu, 2014-08-14 18:35

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

Thu, 2014-08-14 16:29

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

Thu, 2014-08-14 16:05

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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MLB Owners Pick League's COO As New Commissioner

Thu, 2014-08-14 14:33

Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he'll retire in January.

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A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:56

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.

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How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:41

Engineers have come up with an experimental technology that could make HIV prevention as easy as using a tampon. It's based on an ultrafine fabric that's thinner than a human hair.

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Heads Still Dry, Scientists Try New Approach With ALS

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:19

An international team of scientists is experimenting with a potential drug to block the production of a protein linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:16

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

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Sayur Manis: Delicious, But Also Deadly, Greens From Borneo

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:13

Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.

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Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:05

Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.

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Ferguson Pastor: 'This Is Not A Race Issue ... This Is A Human Issue'

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:02

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is just one mile from where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Johnson explains what he's hearing from protesters.

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David Gregory Leaves NBC, To Be Replaced By Chuck Todd

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:58

David Gregory announced on Twitter that he's leaving NBC News, where he's hosted Meet the Press since 2008. NBC political director Chuck Todd will be the next host of the weekly political chat show.

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Ferguson Braces For New Night Of Clashes, As Leaders Call For Peace

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:41

Ferguson police expect to again clash with protesters. Ferguson's police chief called for calm, while reiterating that he will not release the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.

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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:32

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.

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Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:23

The longtime leader has bowed to pressure to quit his post and endorse his nominated successor. The White House commended the announcement.

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Kenyan Health Workers Fear Ebola May Take Flight

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:16

Kenya's international airport is on high alert, since the Kenya Medical Association has called on the national airline to suspend flights due to concerns over the Ebola outbreak.

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Criminal Charges Appear Unlikely For NASCAR's Tony Stewart

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

Funeral services were held Thursday for Kevin Ward Jr., the driver killed on the track after being hit by former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann attended the service; he speaks with Robert Siegel about the funeral and possible investigations into the incident.

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As Kiev Cites Progress, Opposing Convoys Head To Ukraine's East

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

There's been more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, with shelling in the region's major city of Donetsk and government forces reporting more success in their battles with separatists. Meanwhile, both Ukrainian and Russian aid convoys are heading toward the area, though it's unclear how the Russian trucks plan to enter Ukraine.

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Kurdish Province Struggles To Cope With Waves Of Iraqi Refugees

Thu, 2014-08-14 12:09

Farhad Atrushi, the governor of the Iraqi province of Duhok, joins Robert Siegel to speak about the refugees now flooding his predominantly Kurdish city.

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