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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:25

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sun, 2014-10-12 12:54

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

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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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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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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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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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The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

Sat, 2014-10-11 13:08

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.

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Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections

Sat, 2014-10-11 11:03

The antibiotic-resistant bacteria C. difficile can be deadly. Fecal transplants often can cure infections, but have a major ick factor. Capsules of fecal matter deliver the cure more politely.

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