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Empty Clinic Beds Doesn't Necessarily Mean Fewer Ebola Patients

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

A few weeks ago, scientists issued a dire warning about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. They said if nothing changes, the world could have more than a million cases by early next year. But buried in the bad news about Ebola, was a chart from the World Health Organization. It showed that the number of new Ebola cases is declining in Liberia, for three weeks in row now.

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Research May Give Potential Homicide Victims A Heads Up

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

New research in Chicago finds that homicide victims are concentrated among a tiny network. Tracing that network might lead to public health measures to protect would-be victims.

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This Is Your Brain On Candy Crush

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Game designers peer deep inside your brain to keep you playing.

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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.

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Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:03am

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.

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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:57am

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.

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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:05am

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.

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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:04am

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of Communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.

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'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Churches

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:03am

Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church, spreads the word on Facebook and come Sunday, it's buzzing with the energy it once had.

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Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:02am

After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.

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Johnny O'Neal: Live at Mezzrow

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:04pm

After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city's smallest rooms.

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Very Very Threadgill

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:04pm

The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.

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Miguel Zenón's 'Identities Are Changeable'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:04pm

The Puerto Rican alto saxophonist and composer's new album explores national identity through spoken word and music. He brings that music to life at the Newport Jazz Festival, joined by his big band.

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Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:01pm

Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.

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Blue Note At 75: The Concert

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:01pm

The iconic record label celebrates its 75 anniversary in concert. Hear from Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones in a merger of the company's rich history and bright present.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:01pm

Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.

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What Is Jazz Night In America?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:55pm

It's a new public radio program, a concert video webcast every Wednesday night, and a partnership bringing together WBGO, Jazz At Lincoln Center and NPR Music. Here's how to check it out.

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Episode 574: The Buffalo Talk-Off

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:16pm

Today on the show: The story of a guy who tried to make something of himself by getting into a rough business. And the story of a time when the world went wild for debt.

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In Mexico, Protesters Demand Return Of 43 Missing Students

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:41pm

Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.

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