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CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base.

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Refugee Deal Between Australia And Cambodia Sparks Outrage

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Australia last week signed a deal that would allow hundreds of asylum seekers to be resettled in Cambodia. Critics have condemned the deal as both wrong and possibly illegal under international law.

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Videos Of Deadly Police Encounters Grab Media Spotlight

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.

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36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.

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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Seldes was a distinctive presence on Broadway performing in the works of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee among others. She won a Tony Award in 1965.

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Kenya's President Faces Landmark Hearing At The Hague

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta is the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court. He faces charges stemming from deadly ethnic violence following the 2007 elections.

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Mideast Word Battle: Settlements Versus Neighborhoods

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

In a Morning Edition interview, Israeli leader Netanyahu disputed language used about a housing development in East Jerusalem. Steve Inskeep talks to author Ari Shavit about the Mideast war of words.

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Turkey Pressed To Intervene In Border Town's Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Kobania, a Syrian border town, is being assaulted by militants from the self-described Islamic State. Turkey, with tanks and troops massed a short distance away, is being pressured to step in.

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Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won't Work

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:01am

The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.

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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:19am

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:17am

Women are everywhere in sports — coaches, executives, athletes and reporters. Commentator Frank Deford wonders why there's still low viewership for women's sports on TV.

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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:16am

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:15am

Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.

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In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:14am

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.

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Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:08am

Birra Spalmabile is a beer flavored spread with no alcohol content. It's being advertised in the U.S. and elsewhere as a perfect complement to appetizers or cheese.

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Miami's W Hotel Offers Pricey Wedding Package

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:36am

Couples can't complain about sticker shock. The cost is right there in the name — the Million Dollar Wedding.

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Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Fight Against Terror Will Be A Long, Sustained War, Panetta Says

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about his memoir, Worthy Fights. He mentions some significant foreign policy decisions of the Obama administration.

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Survey: Voice-Command Systems Contribute To Distracted Driving

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Carmakers would like you to think that voice-command systems keep you focused on the road. Two new studies indicate voice commands, like Siri, more than likely cause distracted driving.

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