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USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives an update on the construction of new hospitals — and the outlook for Ebola — in afflicted parts of West Africa.

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Ebola Blame Game Takes The Stage At Midterm Election Debates

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.

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U.S. Agency Assesses Action To Minimize Ebola's Spread In West Africa

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

Raj Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, is leading the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He's in the region and talks to Rachel Martin from Guinea.

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Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

The Kansas City Royals just keep winning. After a 28-year postseason drought, the team is headed to the World Series to face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.

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Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

President Obama has canceled his travel plans to stay in the capital and focus on the Ebola outbreak. Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden appears before a congressional panel to answer questions on U.S. Ebola preparedness.

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HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.

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Clinics Caught Up In Appeal Process Of Texas Abortion Law

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

A legal battle over a tough abortion law in Texas reached the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The court ruled some clinics that provide abortion may reopen — even though they don't comply with the law.

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Crude Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Refuse To Cut Production

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

The price of oil is down and continues to drop. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to thank, in part, for the lower prices at the pump as it fights to keep its place in the market.

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Kurds Hoping To Fight ISIS In Kobani Are Trapped By Turkish Suspicions

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:35am

Turkey's deep suspicions of Kurds are hampering efforts to aid the besieged Syrian border town. Turkish authorities are stopping Kurdish men en route to Kobani and investigating them as terrorists.

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Clay Aiken: An American Idol On The Campaign Trail

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:34am

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has hung up his microphone as he runs for congress as a Democrat in North Carolina. But the campaign is a long shot.

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Comedian Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:33am

Kaling says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."

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For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.

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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Alive And Thriving

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:40am

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.

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Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:14am

For more than 260 weeks, ABC World News Tonight trailed NBC Nightly News. At last, they finally won a week. A software glitch, however, caused ABC to come out on top. NBC was restored to the top spot.

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113-Year-Old Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:00am

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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Football Players In Sayreville, N.J., Charged With Sexual Assault

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

Seven football players at Sayreville War Memorial High School have been charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact with younger players. While the charges work their way through the legal system, school Superintendent Richard Labbe has cancelled the remaining football games for freshmen, JV and varsity teams.

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Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.

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National Book Award Finalists To Be Announced

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

Finalists for the National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday's Morning Edition. You've already heard from some of the contenders who have previously been on NPR.

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Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

John Kerry is in Vienna for a meeting with Iran's foreign minister as a deadline approaches for a nuclear deal. Kerry was in Paris on Tuesday to consult with other partners including Russia.

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