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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Wed, 2014-10-15 05:55

The New York Times reports that between 2004 and 2011, American troops repeatedly encountered chemical weapons caches dating from the Iran-Iraq war. At least 17 U.S. service members were injured.

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Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:43

The prominent literary prize narrowed its nominees to 20 writers — a mix of heavyweights and many new ones. And across the Atlantic, Richard Flanagan won Britain's biggest award, the Man Booker Prize.

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Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

Wed, 2014-10-15 04:40

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.

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More Clashes In Hong Kong Between Police, Pro-Democracy Protesters

Wed, 2014-10-15 03:57

Authorities say they are investigating reports of excessive force after tear gas and riot batons were used to subdue demonstrators.

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In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

Wed, 2014-10-15 03:03

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.

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CDC: Second Dallas Nurse 'Should Not Have Traveled'

Wed, 2014-10-15 02:42

Amber Vinson, who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital and has tested positive for Ebola, was on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas a day before reporting symptoms.

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Another Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Wed, 2014-10-15 01:16

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

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Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Tue, 2014-10-14 23:41

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

Tue, 2014-10-14 23:40

Automatically charged as adults in New York, the 16- and 17-year-old boys are at risk for assault by both corrections officers and other inmates. But advocates say reform efforts are moving slowly.

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Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

Tue, 2014-10-14 23:39

The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.

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Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Rules That Closed Most Texas Clinics

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:27

The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.

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Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:01

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."

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In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:46

Officials also announced that they had arrested 14 other police officers they say had a hand in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

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High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would've Closed Most Abortion Providers

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:17

The Supreme Court agreed to block parts of the law from going into effect, while it is challenged in the court system.

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IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Tue, 2014-10-14 15:50

Overnight, dozens of occupiers were arrested as police worked to clear some main thoroughfares blocked during massive acts of civil disobedience.

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:33

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:30

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:25

According to the indictment, Khattala was the leader of a militia group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:11

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.

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Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:03

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.

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