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Millennial Candidates Hope To Make Their Mark On Congress

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

Millennials may not be old enough to run for president, but several are candidates for Congress this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Marilinda Garcia (R-NH) and Jim Mowrer (D-IA) about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the challenge of getting their peers engaged in the process, as well as trying to get the trust — and votes — of their elders.

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101st Airborne Switches Gears; Prepares To Fight Ebola

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

The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

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Iowa's GOP Fires Up Its Base As Election Day Nears

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

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

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

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

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

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Former 'SNL' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies At 57

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

Jan Hooks, best known for her performances on Saturday Night Live died on Thursday. She joined SNL in 1986 and stayed until 1991. Hooks was 57.

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Another Black Teen Shot Dead In Missouri Sets Off Protests

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

An 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis. The incident comes 2 months after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:35am

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators, and fans.

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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:34am

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:32am

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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Former Texas Cheerleader Behind 'Hook 'Em Horns' Dies At 78

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:24am

At a pep rally in 1955, Harley Clark displayed his index and pinky fingers extended and the two middle fingers tucked under the thumb.

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Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15pm

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.

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Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:52pm

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."

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Jan Hooks, Best Known For Her Roles On SNL, Dies At Age 57

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:16pm

Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.

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Report: Amazon To Open Brick-And-Mortar Store

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:46pm

The Wall Street Journal reports the online retailer's store will also serve as a mini-warehouse that could provide same-day delivery the New York region.

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Ebola: Does The Risk Justify The Intensity Of Coverage?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:55pm

A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same it's been for months.

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