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Health Officials Hope To Speed Up Possible Ebola Cures

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

The World Health Organization is holding a special meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to fast-track the development of experimental therapies and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak.

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The Path To Setting A Wrongly Convicted Prisoner Free

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

Half-brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were convicted of rape and murder in 1983. This week, they've been exonerated, after DNA analysis implicated someone else. To learn more about the case, and the work that went into their exoneration, Audie Cornish speaks with Kendra Montgomery-Blinn, the executive director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.

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Turboprop Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaican Coast

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:04

The private plane left Rochester, N.Y. at 8:45 a.m. EDT and lost contact with air traffic controllers at 10 a.m. EDT. Fighter jets intercepted it, but broke off when the plane entered Cuban airspace.

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A Coming-Out Party For The Humble Pawpaw, Native Fruit Darling

Fri, 2014-09-05 11:59

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mangolike fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

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As The Gaza Strip Calms Down, The West Bank Heats Up

Fri, 2014-09-05 10:20

The shooting has stopped in Gaza, but the Israelis and Palestinians are now at odds over a large chunk of West Bank land where Israel plans to build more homes for settlers.

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The Latest Word From WHO On Experimental Ebola Therapies

Fri, 2014-09-05 09:53

Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. Some could be available for use as early as November, if they prove to be safe.

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Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Fri, 2014-09-05 09:37

Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.

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Obama: Our Goal Is To 'Dismantle' The Islamic State

Fri, 2014-09-05 08:34

After meeting with allies, the president said he found conviction that it was the responsibility of the international community to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Sunni group.

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A Diplomat Infects A Doctor As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

Fri, 2014-09-05 08:05

The diplomat violated a quarantine. The doctor became ill but still saw patients. Now Africa's most populous country is scrambling to find more than 200 people who could have Ebola.

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Pentagon Says Drone Strike Killed Leader Of Militant Group Al-Shabab

Fri, 2014-09-05 07:39

The United States launched airstrikes in Somalia on Monday targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane, a co-founder of the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia.

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Ukraine Says It Reached A Cease-Fire Deal With Separatists

Fri, 2014-09-05 06:58

Ukraine and the Russia-backed rebels have announced a cease-fire agreement set to go into effect Friday.

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In Ukraine, Cease-Fire Between Government, Separatists Takes Hold

Fri, 2014-09-05 05:45

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was hopeful that this would be a long-lasting peace. The central disagreements in conflict, however, remain.

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Science On Diets Is Low In Essential Information

Fri, 2014-09-05 05:44

The diet industry generates billions of dollars annually, but it is built on razor-thin evidence about what is best for any person. And it's likely that one diet type doesn't fit all.

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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

Fri, 2014-09-05 05:35

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.

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Update: After A 4-Day Hunt, Albino Cobra Is Caught In LA Suburb

Fri, 2014-09-05 05:27

A driver spotted the highly venomous snake and called authorities. It was captured without incident.

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Hiring Slows In August, But Unemployment Dips To 6.1 Percent

Fri, 2014-09-05 04:46

Coming in below expectations, the U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August. Still, the survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percent.

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U.S. Announces Coalition To Fight Against The Islamic State

Fri, 2014-09-05 04:31

Secretary of State John Kerry said the coalition will support U.S. allies on the ground and continue to use airstrikes on militants. Kerry ruled out any "boots on the ground."

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U.S. Expresses Concern That Syria May Still Have Chemical Weapons

Fri, 2014-09-05 03:57

The U.N. official in charge of coordinating the removal of Syria's chemical stockpile said they found discrepancies in the country's accounting of its arsenal.

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NATO Announces 'Rapid-Reaction Force' Amid News Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal

Fri, 2014-09-05 02:49

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he and a rebel leader had agreed to a cease-fire, which is part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's seven-point plan toward peace.

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Does It Matter That Rosie Perez Is The First Latina Co-Host Of 'The View'?

Fri, 2014-09-05 02:38

The Oscar-nominated daughter of Puerto Rican parents is the first permanent Latina co-host in The View's 17-year history. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans explains why that matters.

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