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'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

Sat, 2014-10-25 09:05

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

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New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone

Sat, 2014-10-25 07:54

The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.

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Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting

Sat, 2014-10-25 06:52

Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.

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Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

Sat, 2014-10-25 04:36

The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

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Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.

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New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.

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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

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Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.

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Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

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Ebola Toll Continues Its Climb, With 10,000-Plus Sickened

Sat, 2014-10-25 02:54

The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.

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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

Sat, 2014-10-25 01:40

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

Sat, 2014-10-25 01:40

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Sat, 2014-10-25 01:36

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Sat, 2014-10-25 01:35

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

Fri, 2014-10-24 19:51

Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.

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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

Fri, 2014-10-24 14:58

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

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New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

Fri, 2014-10-24 14:51

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

Fri, 2014-10-24 14:00

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

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UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

Fri, 2014-10-24 13:32

One bystander was also shot by. After an hours-long manhunt, police apprehended a 34-year-old suspect.

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