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A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:56pm

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than a hundred Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward.

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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:25pm

After Two Disasters, Can Malaysia Airlines Still Attract Passengers?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:12pm

Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Essential Celtic

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:59am

Learn how to inject a Celtic core into your music library that reflects past and present, honors tradition and celebrates the spirit of innovation.

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FAA Extends Ban On Flights To Tel Aviv For Another 24 Hours

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:40am

The Federal Aviation Administration banned flights to the region on Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from Ben Gurion International Airport.

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Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:36am

When the police clamp down on female sex workers, the women may end up taking more risks — and making themselves more vulnerable to HIV.

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'Traces Of Blue' Blends Jazz And Pop To Create Unique Sound

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24am

The a capella group began in a college class and went on to find fame on a TV talent show. In this encore broadcast, the group performs and discusses juggling school and a future in music.

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Host Michel Martin Takes Musical Cues From Directors

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24am

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, host Michel Martin shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.

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Two Prominent Museum Directors Encourage 'New Ways Of Thinking'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24am

Host Michel Martin speaks with the directors of the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of the American Indian. Both institutions are celebrating important anniversaries this year.

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Part-Time Work, Unpredictable Schedules: What's The Fix?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24am

Many part-time workers have to manage unpredictable hours and schedules, which can take a toll on employees. Host Michel Martin learns about how some government officials are addressing the concern.

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The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:12am

Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.

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An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:03am

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.

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Ukraine Says 2 Military Jets Shot Down Over Rebel-Held Area

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:52am

The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down, killing 298 people.

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States Help New Mothers Get Birth Control Through Medicaid

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:44am

New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.

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Bob Mould On World Cafe

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:53am

Hear the former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman play four songs from his latest solo album, Beauty and Ruin.

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Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:52am

Also: a new short story by Zadie Smith; mermaid mythology.

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WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:47am

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:34am

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:49am

In an interview with NPR, the White House's Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before this conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. That's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.

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Top Stories: Kerry In Israel; Victims' Bodies Returning To Netherlands

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:16am

Also: David Perdue won Georgia's GOP Senate nomination; a huge fire broke out at a North Dakota oil supply business; and L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling files a new lawsuit against the NBA.

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