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How To Invent A Catchy Drug Name

Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

Cialis, Celebrex, Ambien, Symbicort — such fanciful and evocative names! Who comes up with these? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gary Martin, president of a pharmaceutical naming agency.

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Citizen Patrols Guard Borders From Ebola

Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

The West African nation of Ivory Coast borders Liberia and Guinea, two countries hit by Ebola. But it hasn't yet recorded a case, in large part because farmers are patrolling the porous borders.

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Donetsk Rebels Hold Controversial Government Elections

Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

Separatists in eastern Ukraine hold their own elections Sunday as part of an effort to create an independent state. Meanwhile, fighting for control of Donetsk's airport continues, despite a ceasefire.

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Recovery Or Not, Some Still Feel Economic Pain

Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

The government is ending the federal stimulus program. In the For the Record segment, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to people around the country about whether they feel the economy has recovered.

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U.N. Panel Issues Climate Warning

Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

The U.N.'s climate science panel has finished its report on global warming. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Michael Oppenheimer about the conclusion that humans are altering the Earth's climate.

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Ga. Senate Race Is Surprisingly — And Expensively — Close

Sun, 2014-11-02 03:45

With control of the Senate up for grabs, Democrats are pinning their hopes on a seat in Georgia. Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is neck-and-neck with Republican David Perdue.

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She Lost Her Fiance To Ebola But Found A New Mission

Sat, 2014-11-01 13:13

Decontee Davis survived Ebola, but her fiance died of the virus. Now she is working with children whose parents have had the disease — and spreading the word that early treatment is critical.

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Woman In Street Harassment Video: 'I Do Not Feel Safe Right Now'

Sat, 2014-11-01 13:00

Actress Shoshana Roberts says she has received several violent threats because of her role in a widely-watched anti-street harassment PSA. Still, she says, she doesn't regret raising the issue.

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Daylight Saving Time No More: Clocks Fall Back Tonight

Sat, 2014-11-01 12:58

Get ready for some early sunsets. At 2 a.m. tonight, U.S. clocks will move one hour backward, as Daylight Saving Time officially ends.

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Dallas Nurse Who Survived Ebola Gets Her Dog Back

Sat, 2014-11-01 11:20

Nina Pham, the nurse who became the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus on American soil, was reunited with her dog after the animal left quarantine in Dallas Saturday.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

Sat, 2014-11-01 10:31

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.

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Investigation Of Deadly Spaceship Crash Begins In Mojave Desert

Sat, 2014-11-01 10:03

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.

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40 Is The New Cute: Hello Kitty Celebrates Birthday

Sat, 2014-11-01 09:13

The milestone inspired a Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles this week. But the largest fete was in Tokyo, where parent company Sanrio put on a parade and other events.

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A Taliban Hostage's Story: Educating Children Who Have No Teachers

Sat, 2014-11-01 08:43

During his four years as a prisoner, professor Ajmal Khan came across boys in remote Waziristan who were hungry to learn. He taught them math and science, but his captivity became a lesson, too.

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National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

Sat, 2014-11-01 07:20

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.

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Three Years In Prison For Egyptian Men In Purported Gay Marriage Video

Sat, 2014-11-01 06:25

The event included the presentation of a ring and a cake featuring two of the men. After a video was posted online, one site asked, "Is This Egypt's First Gay Marriage?"

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Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:11

The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April have been married to fighters. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.

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Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:11

Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.

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At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:04

When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.

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Virgin Galactic Crash Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

Sat, 2014-11-01 04:04

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.

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