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Clinic Closes But Workers Say Their Services Are Still Needed

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

A Minneapolis clinic that has provided low-cost care to uninsured and underinsured people for 42 years has closed it doors. Revenue from paying patients is down 30 percent because the Affordable Care Act has allowed many to buy health insurance. The largely volunteer staff say their services are still in demand because many people in the area remain uninsured for a variety of reasons.

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Ebola Supply Shipments Delayed By Transportation Issues

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Getting the experts and materiel into West Africa is difficult as many airlines have canceled flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Shipping lines are refusing to dock at the countrys' ports.

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Russia Reports Troop Deaths In Ukraine, But Calls Them 'Volunteers'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Ukraine and the West insist that the Russian army has been fighting in eastern Ukraine, a charge Russia denies. But reports from Russia now acknowledge that Russian soldiers are part of the battle.

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Poll: Momentum Grows For Scottish Independence From Britain

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

A poll published in Britain over the weekend shows support shifting to favor Scottish independence. With more than a week to go before the referendum, the poll alarms pro-union British politicians.

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Some In Russia Admit Their Troops Are Fighting In Ukraine

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Russia TV covered the funerals of two paratroopers who were killed fighting in Ukraine last week. The official story is that they were on leave, volunteering to fight for the separatists.

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Doctors Struggle To Treat Ebola Patients In Liberian Border Town

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Much of the attention on the Ebola outbreak has focused on the capital Monrovia, but the situation in the far north, near the border with Guinea, is also causing alarm.

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:25am

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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The Start Of School Is Not The Only Risky Time For Campus Rape

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:24am

It's sometimes called "the red zone" — the first few weeks of college, when freshman women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it's more complicated than that.

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Ukraine Says It Reached A Cease-Fire Deal With Separatists

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:58am

Ukraine and the Russia-backed rebels have announced a cease-fire agreement set to go into effect Friday.

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Afraid Of Twerking, Vermont High School Cancels Dance

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:31am

In a letter to the town's paper this week, the principal of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington defended canceling this years homecoming dance.

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Students Mistakenly Given Answers To Exam

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:28am

Instead of blank sheets, the students in Austria were given the version meant for professors to use to grade them.The students now have the pleasure of being re-tested next month.

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How Close Is The Economy To Full Employment?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Analysts will watch Friday's jobless rate closely to see whether hiring held up in August. The question is whether there are signals deeper in the report that predict a change in the economic picture.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

David Greene and Don Gonyea have the Last Word in business.

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Ferguson Residents' Mixed Emotions About Justice Department Probe

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a special litigation team from the Department of Justice will launch a wide-ranging examination of Ferguson's law enforcement practices.

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Hundreds Of Chechens Join ISIS, Including Group's No. 2 Leader

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Rebels from Chechnya have joined ranks with other jihadists in ISIS. David Greene talks to Gordan Hahn, author of Russia's Islamic Threat and an analyst for the Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation.

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Run-Up To Midterm Elections Overshadowed By Other News

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Don Gonyea talks to with NPR Senior Political Correspondent Mara Liaison and Robert Costa of The Washington Post about the issues and key races in this fall's midterm elections.

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Movie Review: 'God Help The Girl'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

God Help the Girl is a classic movie musical. The film is about the Glasgow music scene written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, frontman for the Scottish group Belle and Sebastian.

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Romanian Hub Used By U.S. Military Is In A Strategic Location

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

There are 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 20,000 will head home shortly. Millions of them transited in and out through a base in Kyrgyzstan, until the government there didn't renew the lease.

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Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted on Thursday of federal corruption charges. They were acquitted only on a handful of lesser charges.

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Sharp-Tongued Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Comedian Joan Rivers kept audiences laughing through a 50-year career that included bankruptcy, getting banned from The Tonight Show and mourning her husband's suicide.

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