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Murder Charges Dredge Memories Of Dark Era In Chile

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

Three more people have been charged in connection with the 1973 murder of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Luis Andres Henao, Chile correspondent for the Associated Press, explains the situation.

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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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Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Thu, 2014-09-04 18:42

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that their campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

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These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

Thu, 2014-09-04 14:49

Ben Hewitt's sons do not follow standardized curriculum; there are no tests or grades. He is a member of the "unschooling" movement.

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Appeals Court Strikes Wisconsin And Indiana Same-Sex-Marriage Bans

Thu, 2014-09-04 14:07

The judge said that the states had given the court "no reasonable basis" for forbidding same-sex marriage.

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Hacker Breached HealthCare.Gov

Thu, 2014-09-04 14:02

A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said a hacker uploaded malware onto the website's test servers. No data was taken.

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How Do We Stop Ebola? WHO Declares War On The Virus

Thu, 2014-09-04 13:43

Over the next six months, about 20,000 people will get Ebola. Half will likely die. To stop the virus, the World Health Organization says it needs thousands of health care workers and $600 million.

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'Fight For 15' Struggles To Organize Fast-Food Workers

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:49

The Service Employees International Union ssays that workers will strike in 150 cities to call for the fast food industry to adopt a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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The Big Picture Of The Fast-Food Wage Dispute

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

The 150-city protest for a minimum wage hike comes at a time when other changes are putting more pressure on businesses to pay their workers more. Home health care workers joining the fight also raises the issue of overtime rules, which are expected out from the Labor Department in November.

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Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.

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Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.

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Shark Encounter Wasn't 'Jaws,' Exactly — But It Was Still Jarring

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

Two Massachusetts girls were knocked into the water by a shark while kayaking near Plymouth. After half an hour in the ocean, they were finally picked up by the harbor master.

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Guilty Verdicts For Former Gov. McDonnell And Wife In Corruption Trial

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.

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Report: Violence Against Children Runs Rampant In Nigeria's Northeast

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

A group that tracks violence against children is reporting "grave violations" in Nigeria's fragile northeast. Violence there is getting worse, the group says, despite a state of emergency in some states and the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign that raised awareness of the children kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.

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Response In Ukraine Could Prove A Crucible For NATO's Future

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:14

To learn more about the NATO summit in Wales this week, Melissa Block speaks with Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former supreme allied commander at NATO.

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