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Amid Negotiations With Boko Haram In Nigeria, Violence Continues

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Nigeria announced a cease-fire with extremists almost two weeks ago, but the killings, kidnappings and bombings have continued. Nigerians still await the freedom of the schoolgirls abducted in April.

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Lava Spills Onto Private Property In Hawaii, Closing In On Homes

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Lava has been flowing toward the small town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island since June and is oozing closer to dozens of homes. Renee Montagne speaks to Hawaii Public Radio's Molly Solomon about the eruption and how prepared residents are.

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Marvel's Next Films To Have More Diverse Leads

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

In addition to two more films in the Avengers series, Marvel has announced its next round of movies until 2019, featuring characters like The Black Panther, Dr. Strange and Captain Marvel.

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Pentagon's Ebola Monitoring Policy For Soldiers Under Review

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno announced that all soldiers going to the Ebola region in West Africa would go through three weeks of monitoring, even though the soldiers will not have had contact with patients. Secretary Chuck Hagel is now reviewing the policy.

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Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama is campaigning only where he can help — not hurt — Democratic candidates. That isn't very many places. But it does include some governor's races, like in Wisconsin.

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World Series Moves To Game 7 After Royals Grab 10-0 Win

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 in Game 6 of the World Series, pushing the battle on to Wednesday for the final game. David Greene gets the news from NPR's Tom Goldman.

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Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Many national figures in the Republican Party have been trying to give GOP candidates a boost in competitive races — and potentially help their own future presidential ambitions. Renee Montagne checks in with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's been keeping tabs on who's out on the trail.

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Tatar Men Disappear In Crimea, And Families Fill With Dread

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

When Russia took over the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea, the government said it would respect the rights of ethnic minorities — like the Sunni Muslim Tatars. But some young Tatar men have gone missing, and the disappearances are causing anxiety in Tatar communities.

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Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.

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Start World Series Games Earlier, Let Us Sleep

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.

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On Superstorm Sandy Anniversary, Red Cross Under Scrutiny

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica reveals how the Red Cross increased its focus on public relations while it struggled to meet basic needs of storm victims.

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50 Great Teachers: Socrates, The Ancient World's Teaching Superstar

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

It's been 2,400 years since he taught his last class, but the teaching method Socrates created, and that bears his name, lives on today.

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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:53pm

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.

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Picture This: Emojis Are The New Search Term

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:15am

Love them or hate them, those tiny smileys and symbols called emojis can be put to practical use. The search engine Bing now lets you search with the characters.

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Over A Cappuccino, Italian Mayor Wants To Hear Local Concerns

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:11am

A mayor in Italy is inviting his citizens to share their ideas over breakfast. Pino Palmieri asked residents of Roscigno to meet him at the town's main bar. He's using his own dough to pay the tab.

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The Case Against Mandatory Ebola Quarantines For Health Workers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial against quarantining people who have worked with Ebola patients in Africa. Renee Montagne speaks with Dr. Lindsey Baden, one of the authors.

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Officer Killed In Civil War To Receive Medal Of Honor

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

On Nov. 6, President Obama will award a long-delayed Medal of Honor to Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who fought in the Civil War. Advocates have lobbied for years on his behalf.

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Crimean Tatars Pressured To Become Russian Citizens

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

Since Russia took over Crimea this spring, many Crimeans have gladly switched their passports from Ukrainian to Russian. But not everyone is so eager to become a Russian citizen.

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What Is It About Kendrick Lamar?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.

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Chicago Residents Call For More Transparency In City Housing Authority

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:39am

Low-income residents looking for a home may qualify for vouchers. The Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for the first time in years, and advocates say that's a welcome turnaround.

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