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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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'Protocol Breach' Cited In Second Case Of Ebola In Dallas

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.

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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:37

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Sun, 2014-10-12 10:55

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Resist Blood Clots

Sun, 2014-10-12 09:03

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.

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Cyclone Hudhud Blasts India With Winds Topping 120 MPH

Sun, 2014-10-12 08:51

Cyclone Hudhud is being blamed for several deaths after it struck the port city of Visakhapatnam (often called Vizag), destroying shops and snapping power lines along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Sun, 2014-10-12 08:26

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.

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In St. Louis, A Rally And Protests Over Police Shootings

Sun, 2014-10-12 06:48

More than 1,000 people hit the city's streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police. While much of the event has been peaceful, some arrests took place last night.

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Iraqis Displaced By ISIS Face Another Threat: Winter

Sun, 2014-10-12 06:30

With winter approaching, most of the 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic extremists will be living outside through the winter in Iraq's north, where temperatures frequently drop below freezing.

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U.S. And Other Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

Sun, 2014-10-12 04:13

The total far surpasses the $4 billion Palestinians had said was needed after the recent 50-day war. The U.S. promised $212 million at the session, which Israel agreed not to attend.

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In Arid Iraq, Control Of Water Is Part Of ISIS Arsenal

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:48

Water is a crucial resource to those living along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to researcher Matthew Machowski about how ISIS is using that natural resource as a weapon.

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Kerry Soliciting Aid Funds For Gaza Reconstruction

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Cairo to take part in an international conference on rebuilding Gaza, after Israel's latest military operation against Hamas militants there.

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Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Even in a city stricken with Ebola, people come to the beach. A man on crutches is out for a walk. Little girls collect a fish and a headless Barbie. And an actress dreams of her big break.

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Morales Is The Favorite In Bolivia Elections

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Love him or hate him, Bolivia's President Evo Morales is expected to win a third term in today's election. Morales has paved the way for his re-election through his skilled handling of the economy.

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Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

A health care worker who was caring for the Ebola patient that died, has tested positive for the disease. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to correspondent Jeff Brady, who is covering the story in Dallas.

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Ebola Shows Small Signs Of Slowing In Liberia

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

U.S. troops have arrived in Liberia to set up emergency hospitals and start training health workers on Ebola care. Correspondent Jason Beaubien updates NPR's Ari Shapiro on the latest from Monrovia.

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Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

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Ebola Diary: The Grave Diggers, The Mistress, The Man On The Porch

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:03

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien is on his third trip to the Ebola hot zone since July. Some things seem different — more international aid, more street life. But some things haven't changed.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:38

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:38

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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