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American Cameraman, Working For NBC News, Tests Positive For Ebola

Thu, 2014-10-02 16:54

NBC says Ashoka Mukpo, 33, who was working in Liberia, is being flown back to the United States for treatment. The freelance cameraman came down with symptoms on Wednesday.

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Supreme Court Will Consider Abercrombie's Religious Discrimination Case

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:36

At issue is whether the retailer discriminated against a Muslim woman over a headscarf. The government says yes; the retailer says the woman didn't tell them she wore the hijab for religious reasons.

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To Reverse Driver Shortage, Trucking Industry Steers Women To Jobs

Thu, 2014-10-02 13:57

The American Trucking Associations says the industry is short some 30,000 truckers. As the economy rebounds and shipping picks up, trucking companies are looking for new ways to bolster their numbers.

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JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

Thu, 2014-10-02 13:50

The bank said a breach revealed the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Other sensitive data was not compromised.

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Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:28

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.

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A Mini-Stroke Called A TIA Can Spark Post-Traumatic Stress

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:15

Having a full-blown stroke can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, and that's also true for tiny strokes called TIAs, a study finds. Worry over future stroke risk may be a factor.

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Medicare Fines Record Number Of Hospitals For Excessive Readmissions

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:09

Fewer Medicare patients are returning to hospitals within a month of discharge. But half the hospitals in 29 states and the District of Columbia will be penalized for failing to do a better job.

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Your Fellow Diners' Size May Affect How Much You Eat

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:34

In one study, people who ate near a heavier dining companion served themselves lots more food. Researchers say a fellow diner's weight is just one of many subconscious cues influencing what we eat.

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases ... For Now

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:07

Although there are seven same-sex-marriage cases pending before the court, the justices like to thoroughly vet a big issue like this before they choose which cases to hear and when.

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The Cycling Desk: Work Out And Charge Your Phone During A Trip

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:39

Stationary bikes that power your gadgets as you pedal are this week's innovation pick. They've already appeared in railway stations and airports in Europe and may be for sale later this year.

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A Glimmer Of Hope: Nigeria May Have Beaten Ebola

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:26

In the midst of worldwide panic over Ebola, Africa's most populous nation has started to celebrate. Nigeria's outbreak began in July, and now the country is on the verge of victory.

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Liberia, U.S. Hospital Both Say Ebola Patient Lied About Exposure

Thu, 2014-10-02 09:59

African officials say they will prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan for failing to disclose at the airport his contact with an Ebola patient — a fact the hospital treating him said also was hidden from them.

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Turkish Parliament OKs Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Thu, 2014-10-02 09:59

Turkey had declined to join the international coalition launching attacks against Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Today and by a large margin, the country's parliament approved military action.

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Fox's 'Gracepoint': An American Remake Best Viewed With Fresh Eyes

Thu, 2014-10-02 08:58

Fox's new show Gracepoint is a remake of a British murder mystery, Broadchurch. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says those who saw the original might want to watch the new series with someone who hasn't.

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Live at 12:30 PM (ET): What's Next With The Ebola Disaster?

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:57

How did a single case of Ebola in Guinea turn into a crisis that has now reached the United States? Four experts join NPR in a webcast to talk about how this happened — and how to stop further spread.

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Ukraine Rebels Break Truce To Make Push For Donetsk Airport

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:14

Kiev's forces and pro-Russia separatists have resumed fighting over the government-held airport.

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The Outhouse — And Other Rooms — Get A 21st Century Makeover

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:11

Some people are spending more time in their backyard — in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:59

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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Why A Thermometer Is A Good Tool For Airport Ebola Screenings

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:51

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at passengers' foreheads, airports around the world are trying to stop infected travelers before they board a plane.

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Officials: 100 'Potential Contacts' Linked To Dallas Ebola Patient

Thu, 2014-10-02 06:39

Texas health officials say that "out of an abundance of caution, we're starting with this very wide net."

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