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Ebola Is Not Mutating As Fast As Scientists Feared

Thu, 2015-03-26 11:21

Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.

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Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:46

A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.

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Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:28

Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.

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After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:13

Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.

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A Single Gene May Decide Why Some People Get So Sick With The Flu

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:06

A single genetic mutation might decide who ends up in bed with the sniffles and who heads to the hospital, because it shuts down immune system molecules called interferons.

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How Yemen's Chaos Stretches Beyond Its Borders

Thu, 2015-03-26 09:43

The U.S. has lost a key base for counterterrorism operations. The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia is heating up. And one more Middle Eastern state has dissolved into chaos.

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Skinny Jeans, Expanded Waistlines, And A Washington 'Fix'

Thu, 2015-03-26 08:50

Congress has acted 17 times to prevent a cut in Medicare doctors' payments. But the so-called "Doc Fix" has always been like that pair of jeans you keep in your closet, hoping someday they'll fit.

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Richard III, Whose Remains Were Found Under A Parking Lot, Reburied

Thu, 2015-03-26 08:27

The last English king to die in battle was finally given a burial fit for a king — some 530 years after he was killed.

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Some Messy History Behind A Fight Over A Restaurant Called 'Chop Chop Chinaman'

Thu, 2015-03-26 08:00

Both "chop chop" and "Chinaman" have long, complicated histories, which we thought we'd surface in light of this story.

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Board Games That Bored Gamers

Thu, 2015-03-26 07:48

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.

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Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

Thu, 2015-03-26 07:39

Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a "deliberate act" of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

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How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

Thu, 2015-03-26 07:22

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

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High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now

Thu, 2015-03-26 06:31

Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.

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What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?

Thu, 2015-03-26 05:52

It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don't think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.

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Details Emerge About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thu, 2015-03-26 05:49

His flying club says Lubitz "wanted to see his dream of flying fulfilled." Investigators say he appears to have deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, killing 150 people.

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French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

Thu, 2015-03-26 05:17

French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

Thu, 2015-03-26 04:46

The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.

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A Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding

Thu, 2015-03-26 04:43

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.

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Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Thu, 2015-03-26 04:03

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Thu, 2015-03-26 04:03

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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