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In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:41

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

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Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:37

The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.

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A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Thu, 2014-09-18 14:00

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:52

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:49

With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.

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Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:29

At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.

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Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Thu, 2014-09-18 13:28

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.

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Live Blog: Scotland Votes On Its Independence

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:45

The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.

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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:33

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:24

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:44

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

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Why Do You Care About Fairness? Ask A Chimp

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:37

Squirrel monkeys, chimps and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.

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New Islamic State Video Purports To Show Kidnapped British Journalist

Thu, 2014-09-18 11:33

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.

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Islamic State Planned Killing In Australia, PM Says After Raids

Wed, 2014-09-17 18:53

Fifteen people were arrested across Sydney in the counterterrorism operation, which one official said was the largest in the country's history.

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Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

Wed, 2014-09-17 16:39

The Carolina Panthers placed Greg Hardy on the list over a long-running case and the Cardinals did the same after Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

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Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:45

The mayor, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, dropped out of the mayoral race last week. Ford's doctor said he was "optimistic."

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Federal Reserve To Markets: Nothing To See Here; Move Along

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:22

The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."

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House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:20

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

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The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:00

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.

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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Wed, 2014-09-17 12:47

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

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