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After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.

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U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.

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After Narrow Loss In 2012, GOP's Mia Love Finds New Strength In Utah

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012 by just 768 votes. With Matheson retiring, Love is now the front-runner. If elected, she'd be the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

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Going Into World Series, Giants And Royals Play Winning Baseball

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Game One of the World Series is Tuesday night between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are playing in their third World Series in the last five years, and it's the first for the Royals since 1985. Steve Inskeep gets a preview from NPR's Tom Goldman.

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The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

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Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Until August, 24-year-old Aza Betwata was in Holland, enjoying beef and cabbage and studying to be a social worker. Now, he's among the hundreds of exiled Kurds who have returned and taken up arms.

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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

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Understanding The Kurds' Different Roles In Different Conflicts

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

The Kurds are deeply involved in the current conflicts in Syria and Iraq. But their roles vary in countries throughout the region, so we wanted to step back and take a broader look at the Kurds.

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Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan about the designer's legacy.

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California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state. The move is part of a backlash against the state's three-strikes-you're-out law, passed 20 years ago.

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What Ferguson, Mo., Could Learn From A Small Michigan Town

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

Eleven years ago, Benton Harbor, Mich., was a lot like Ferguson, Mo. It was a small town where racial tension with police reached a boiling point. Afterward there were promises of change for the city.

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'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:00am

The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including "Strange Fruit" and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.

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Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:40pm

One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:23am

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.

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Beijing Marathoners Powered Through Thick Smog

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:07am

Before Sunday's Beijing Marathon, smog levels were 12 times above what is considered safe for humans. But organizers refused to cancel. Instead, they handed out sponges to clean exposed skin.

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Don't Sing It: San Francisco Giants Will 'Never Be Royals'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:59am

With the World Series starts Tuesday: the Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals. Supporting their Giants, San Francisco radio stations banned the Lorde song, "Royals."

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The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:23am

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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Surprising Draft To Watered-Down Report: This Year's Vatican Synod

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:23am

Roman Catholic bishops have wrapped up their two-week meeting at the Vatican about family issues. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention. Among the more controversial issues were how to deal with gays and with divorced and remarried Catholics.

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Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:23am

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

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This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:23am

This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.

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