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How The Florida Governor's Debate Became #Fangate

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:37pm

Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign wanted organizers to cancel Wednesday night's debate if Democrat Charlie Crist was allowed to use a fan at his podium.

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Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:10pm

Eurozone fears are bubbling and the markets are unhappy about it. New data suggest the continent may be about to enter its third recession in six years.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03pm

Appearing at No. 13, The Map of Heaven examines people's near-death experiences alongside beliefs about the afterlife.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03pm

Someone, Alice McDermott's story of a young Irish-American woman in Brooklyn, appears at No. 9.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03pm

In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande argues against the premise that medical practitioners should always aim to extend life. It debuts at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03pm

A wandering woman falls in love with a reverend in Marilynne Robinson's latest novel. Lila debuts at No. 2

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of October 16, 2014

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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In Sky Diving, A 'Whuffo' Won't 'Burble' Or Try The 'Horny Gorilla'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:50pm

In a new installment of our series on trade lingo, sky diving instructor Michael Snively defines "whuffo," "burble" and "horny gorilla."

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U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:44pm

The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.

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'Bring Back Our Girls' Hopes Release Brings An End To Campaign

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:41pm

Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former member of the Nigerian government and one of the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls effort.

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NBA Is Trying Shorter Games — Why Not A Shorter Season?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:34pm

While the NBA is experimenting with shorter games, some players — including Lebron James — would like to see shorter seasons. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.

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In West Africa, Health Care Infrastructure Crumbles With Ebola Deaths

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:31pm

Melissa Block speaks with Dr. Joanne Liu, president of Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders. The group has taken the lead in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Out Of The Lockerbie Bombing, A Bond And A 'Letter Of Note'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:25pm

Audie Cornish speaks with Frank Ciulla about a poignant letter cherished by his family. It was written after his father was killed in the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.

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Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:19pm

The bridge park would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

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Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:18pm

Experts keep saying Ebola can't spread through the air but some Americans seem deeply skeptical.

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What Art, And The Game 'Telephone,' Teach Us About Copying

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:11pm

The basic phenomenon of speaking, expressing meaning in words — and also that of copying or recording what we hear — is laid bare before our eyes by artist Alvin Lucier, says commentator Alva Noë.

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In Iraq, Anbar Province Remains Fiercely Contested

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:07pm

Over the last few weeks, Islamic State fighters in Iraq have been on the offensive in Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. We look at the latest on efforts to drive back the extremists.

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Retracing Ebola's Steps

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:04pm

A look back at how the Ebola outbreak got to where it is today.

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A Correction And Call For Your Questions About Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:04pm

We issue a correction about a story on the teacher's union in Philadelphia and ask for listener questions about Ebola.

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Week In Politics: Midterm Elections, Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:04pm

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Amy Holmes, anchor of The Hotlist on TheBlaze.com, about the politics of the Ebola crisis and midterm elections.

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