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After Shocking Election Season In Brazil, Incumbent President Still Holds Power

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff won a narrow re-election in Sunday's runoff, a result that reflects the deep political and economic divide in Brazil.

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Candidates Make Final Arguments In Battle For Control Of Senate

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

With Election Day just over a week away, NPR politics editor Charlie Mahtesian and NPR congressional reporter Juana Summers join us for a look at the state of play in pivotal races across the country.

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Controversy Brews Over States' Moves To Quarantine Health Workers

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

New York and New Jersey are ordering that all medical workers returning from Ebola-hit nations to be quarantined at home upon their return. But federal officials say the mandate will likely have a chilling effect on the already troubled effort to recruit U.S. health care workers to fight the epidemic.

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Ebola Teams Train To Respond To New U.S. Cases At A Moment's Notice

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

The CDC and Pentagon are both training "go-teams" that can be on the ground within days of an Ebola diagnosis in the U.S. Team members learn about containing infection and dealing with the stress, but it's unclear how these crews will work with each other.

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With 'Dorothy' App, Clicks Of The Heel Command Your Phone

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

The new app Dorothy will allow you to control your smartphone with a click of your heels. A small device called Ruby slips into your shoe and communicates with your phone to make it do things like ring or text.

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Parties Compete To Build The Best Voter-Turnout Machine

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

A week ahead of Election Day, both parties are still scrambling to identify and turn out every one of their voters. These get-out-the-vote operations are as expensive and high-tech as every other bit of modern campaigning.

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In Crimea, Many Signs Of Russia, Few Of Resistance

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

Russia's takeover of Crimea extends from the flags over government buildings to passports to the labels on wine bottles. Despite the international criticism, many Crimeans are happy to rejoin Moscow.

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Love Is Saying 'Sari': The Quest To Save A South Asian Tradition

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

Commentator Sandip Roy says the traditional sari has been falling out of fashion in the new India, but designers are turning to pop art prints and other changes to boost its appeal.

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Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

For most people the need for reading glasses is as inevitable as gray hair and wrinkles. Companies are experimenting with corneal implants to improve the ability to focus close up.

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In The Hospital, A Bad Translation Can Destroy A Life

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

When patient and doctor don't speak the same language, it's not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages — who can also cut through medical jargon.

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Watch This: Crime Writer James Ellroy Recommends — What Else? — Noir Flms

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:36am

The author of L.A. Confidential discusses his favorite flicks, including a 1963 Akira Kurosawa film he says may be the greatest crime movie he's ever seen.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:48am

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:48am

Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.

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Halloween Twitter War Pits Conan O'Brien Against Madeleine Albright

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:07am

Comedian Conan O'Brien tweeted that for Halloween he'd dress as "Slutty Madeleine Albright." The diplomat replied: "I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien — but that might be too far fetched."

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Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:02am

In a question-and-answer session in China, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed that he's conversant in Mandarin — but far from perfect. He doesn't quite have his tone down.

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Georgia Democrat Seeks Republican Votes To Keep His Seat

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

As the last white Democrat in the deep South, Congressman John Barrow is perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

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Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

The World Series resumes Friday the first in San Francisco. The Giants have won two rings in five years — 2010 and 2012 — and they're working on a third.

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Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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With Biden By His Side, Maine Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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