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Future Islands On World Cafe

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:55pm

The synth-rock band plays songs from a new album, Singles, and discusses its new Baltimore hometown.

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We Don't Know A Lot About Dogs And Ebola — But We Should

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:55pm

The story of Excalibur, whose Spanish owner has Ebola, raises many questions. Can dogs catch the virus? How would we know if they did? Could they infect humans? We asked a specialist for answers.

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Five U.S. Airports Will Institute New Ebola Screening Procedures

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:47pm

Passengers arriving from some countries in West Africa will have their temperatures taken upon arrival. They will also be asked to keep

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Indonesian Cave Paintings As Old As Europe's Ancient Art

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03pm

Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.

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Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:21am

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.

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Gregory Alan Isakov, 'Amsterdam'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:07am

"Amsterdam" is a warm, gentle song about coming home. Its video, filmed at Isakov's farm, uses stop-motion animation, dioramas and live shadow puppetry.

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The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Was Quite A Show

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:02am

The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region, had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

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The Dream Of Ridiculous Men

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:42am

For four decades, U2 has delivered huge rock songs and taken shots for being too serious. The band's new album, Songs of Innocence, provides a key to its long search for universal significance.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'Twin Peaks' Returns

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:41am

Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon take a few minutes to discuss the resurrection of the David Lynch cult television series Twin Peaks.

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Marketa Irglova, 'Fortune Teller'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:30am

In her new video, the Czech singer-songwriter ponders the future and endless possibilities of life.

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Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:21am

The 42-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas was the first person to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

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Excalibur, The Dog Exposed To Ebola, Awaits His Fate

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:17am

The pet belongs to the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus. Authorities are afraid he might have been infected and announced plans to put him down. Dog lovers are begging for a reprieve.

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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Gay Marriage In Idaho, Nevada

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:11am

A federal appeals court had struck down bans on same-sex marriage in the two states. Officials in Idaho appealed to the Supreme Court following the decision.

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Cameron Esposito And The Comedy Of Confidence

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:58am

In a new comedy album, Cameron Esposito covers strip clubs, her attraction to "women in crisis," her awkward youth, and her bone-deep comfort in her own skin.

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