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Health Officials Trace Travels Of First Ebola Patient In U.S.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Health officials continue to trace the travels of the man diagnosed with the first known case of Ebola in the U.S. Health officials say the man was infected in Liberia but didn't develop Ebola symptoms until about four days after arriving in Dallas. His case is raising concerns about how prepared U.S. airports and airlines are to handle the disease.

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MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

The San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the NL wild-card game. But it didn't come close to Tuesday's drama when Kansas City won the AL wild-card game in an extra-innings classic.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Resigns

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

What's next for the Secret Service now that its leader has resigned following embarrassing security lapses? On Wednesday, Julia Pierson, the director who had been on the job less than 2 years, quit.

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In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Arab countries "no longer view Israel as an enemy, but a potential partner."

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Latest Israeli Construction Encumbers Attempts At Peace Negotiations

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to the Israeli leader about new Jewish housing in East Jerusalem, the recent war in Gaza and other regional issues.

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Democratic Change Is Our Ultimate Goal, Hong Kong Protester Says

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Students are leading the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Among them is Arika Ho, a journalism student at Hong Kong University.

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Protesting Students Press For Hong Kong's Leader To Step Down

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Pro-democracy protesters are threatening to occupy government offices unless Hong Kong's chief executive steps down. For days, thousands of demonstrators have been demanding freer elections.

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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:59am

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.

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David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl,' Avoids Spoilers (Hooray!)

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:24am

The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn's intimate drama from the page to the screen.

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:23am

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:40pm

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:25am

With the Royals and Oakland A's tied in the the 9th, the department tweeted: "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely." The Royals hadn't been in a postseason game since 1985.

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Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:03am

A lawyer visited a jail in Marysville, Wash., intending to see his client. Guards could not find the inmate. That was their first clue that Rhyan Vasquez had escaped. He'd been gone two days.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

The new book Back Channel to Cuba, reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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Hong Kong Protests: The Bigger Picture

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:58am

Audie Cornish talks to Hong Kong University Law Professor Michael Davis about the roots of the pro-democracy protests there, and the Chinese government's stake in the outcome.

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30-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Embraces Her Youth

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:58am

The GOP aims to pick up a House seat in northern New York. If Elise Stefanik wins, she would be the youngest woman elected to Congress. Democrats hope Aaron Woolf can help them hang onto the seat.

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:58am

A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.

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Activists In Hong Kong Use Holiday To Amass More Protesters

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:58am

Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding universal suffrage. The latest protests coincide with the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, a holiday.

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California Enacts Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:58am

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."

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