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Giants Are Close To Winning The World Series — But It May Not Be That Easy

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

The San Francisco Giants need one more win over the Kansas City Royals to clinch their third World Series championship in the past five years. Sounds simple, but history says otherwise.

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Runoffs Could Delay Answer Of Senate Control After Election

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

An updated look at this year's Senate races and why we might not know who has won control of the Senate on Election Day.

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

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At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

De Lavallade's husband of 59 years, dancer Geoffrey Holder, died on Oct. 5. "He was my biggest fan and I was the same way with him," she says. De Lavallade's one-woman show is called As I Remember It.

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

Some teachers in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:31pm

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million dollars over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:20pm

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:15pm

One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.

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New Mix: The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Grouper, More

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:09pm

On this week's All Songs Considered, we share dance music from Belle & Sebastian and unreleased Velvet Underground, plus Bob Boilen discusses new discoveries from this year's CMJ Music Marathon.

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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:03pm

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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Drama Ahead As NBA Season Gets Underway

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:55am

As the NBA season tips off, the story lines include LeBron James' return to Cleveland and the Clippers' fresh start post-Donald Sterling.

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Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:51am

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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Montana Veterans Catch A Ride To The VA

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:50am

Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it's difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.

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Counterterrorism Efforts Shift To Address 'Lone Wolf' Attacks

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:40am

Three so-called "lone wolf" terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.

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Hurricane Ana Remnants Lash Pacific Northwest

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:35am

It's been decades since remnants of a hurricane hit Oregon and Washington state, but that's what is happening today.

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Assessing The British Combat Operation In Afghanistan

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:20am

We speak with the father of one of the 435 members of the British military who were killed in the Afghan War.

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Cartels Can Make Fracking In Mexico Expensive And Dangerous

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:12am

Texas oil companies could make a fortune in Mexico, but there's a catch: the shale plays are located in states overrun by organized crime.

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One Week Out, Senate Control Hinges On Handful Of Tight Races

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:06am

The balance of power depends on races in Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas and North Carolina.

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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:53am

We've heard from hundreds of teachers about their secret lives. Here's a quick sampling.

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