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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:32am

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:13am

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

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Past Misdeed Weighs Heavy On Florida Man

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:21am

More than 50 years ago, Bernard Schermerhorn and his friend stole some newspaper dispensers that belonged to The Ledger in Florida. He recently sent a note and a check to the paper.

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Forgotten Time Capsule Finally Opened

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:15am

The bronze box from 1914 was supposed to be opened in 1974. After turning up at the New York Historical Society, someone eventually got around to checking out the contents.

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Doctors Without Borders Works To Contain Spread Of Ebola

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

As Ebola has grown exponentially across three West African nations, there's been one aid agency that's been at the forefront of efforts to contain the virus' spread: Doctors Without Borders. We take a closer look at the humanitarian aid organization.

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Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

The Nobel Prize for literature will be announced Thursday morning. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win has heated up, one of the Nobel judges, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.

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Communities Suffer When Deadly Force Is Used In Pursuit Of Low-Level Crimes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City have reopened the debate on police tactics. In New York, a grand jury is considering charges against an officer whose used a choke hold on a suspect, leading to the man's death. But records indicate the officer was no rogue cop. Instead, he's the embodiment of a common but controversial approach to policing.

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13-Year-Old Girl Determined To Be The First Person On Mars

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Steve Inkseep and Rachel Martin have the story of a 13-year-old girl from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who wants to be the first person to Mars.

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Distrust Between Kurdish Forces And Arabs May Benefit ISIS

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Kurdish forces in Iraq are protecting Arab villages from being attacked by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. They are also encircling those Arabs and not letting them enter or leave the villages.

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Empty Clinic Beds Doesn't Necessarily Mean Fewer Ebola Patients

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

A few weeks ago, scientists issued a dire warning about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. They said if nothing changes, the world could have more than a million cases by early next year. But buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization. It showed that the number of new Ebola cases is declining in Liberia, for three weeks in row now.

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Research May Give Potential Homicide Victims A Heads Up

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

New research in Chicago finds that homicide victims are concentrated among a tiny network. Tracing that network might lead to public health measures to protect would-be victims.

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This Is Your Brain On Candy Crush

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Game designers peer deep inside your brain to keep you playing.

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Doctors Without Borders Changed The Way We Heal The World

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

It's no surprise the group called for a big response to Ebola back in June. Doctors Without Borders, the world's first humanitarian medical group, has a history of speaking up when others are silent.

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Could Ebola Be Slowing Down In Liberia?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

For three weeks in a row, new cases in Liberia have significantly declined. And hundreds of beds have become available in new Ebola clinics. But don't get too excited yet, health officials say.

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Empty Clinic Beds Don't Necessarily Mean Fewer Ebola Patients

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization showing that the number of new Ebola cases in Liberia has been declining. There could be several reasons for that.

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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.

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Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:03am

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.

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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:57am

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.

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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:05am

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.

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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:04am

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of Communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.

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