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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

57 min 6 sec ago

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

1 hour 33 min ago

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.

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New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

2 hours 22 min ago

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

3 hours 35 min ago

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

4 hours 28 min ago

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

5 hours 17 min ago

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.

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Music Review: 'You're Dead!' By Flying Lotus

5 hours 23 min ago

Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It's all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.

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How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS?

5 hours 23 min ago

Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.

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Soldier, Gunman Dead After Ottawa Shooting

5 hours 23 min ago

Audie Cornish talks to Kim Mackrael, Parliamentary reporter for the Globe and Mail in Ottawa. She went to the scene of Wednesday's shooting and talked to people who believe they saw the suspect.

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Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga

5 hours 23 min ago

Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.

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Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

5 hours 23 min ago

When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.

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Bigger Than A T.Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

5 hours 23 min ago

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrich-like dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

5 hours 23 min ago

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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In 'Perfect Dictatorship,' Mexican Viewers May Struggle To Decipher Fact From Fiction

5 hours 24 min ago

A new film in Mexico opens this week about corruption and collusion with drug traffickers in Mexican politics. In 'The Perfect Dictatorship,' the plot of political corruption and media collusion is close to reality.

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Sunken U-Boats Off North Carolina Coast A Significant Find For Historians

5 hours 24 min ago

The North Carolina coast may be the last place you'd think to find a sunken German submarine from World War II. But that's what Joe Hoyt — a nautical archeologist — found on a recent expedition to the ocean floor. Robert Siegel talks to him about the underwater battle site there.

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Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?

5 hours 24 min ago

Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps.

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CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions

5 hours 24 min ago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

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'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams

5 hours 24 min ago

Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.

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Former Blackwater Security Guards Found Guilty In Iraq Shootings

5 hours 24 min ago

A federal jury found four former security guards with the company Blackwater guilty in connection with the shooting of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007 at a Baghdad traffic circle. That shooting revealed the leeway given outside contractors and became a symbol of the U.S. intervention in Iraq.

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Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

6 hours 34 min ago

Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that's literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It's just basic food chemistry, folks.

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