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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

Liberians have been through a lot. A long devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

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Billions Of Years Go By, All In The Same 'Room'

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:37am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Richard McGuire about his arresting graphic novel, Here. It's an austere, profound journey backward and forward in time through the life of a single room.

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In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:31am

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:21am

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.

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If Slow Is Good For Food, Why Not Medicine?

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:20am

Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:19am

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:01pm

The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.

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Remains Of 1 Of 43 Missing Mexican Students Identified

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:15pm

In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.

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Is Privacy Protection 'More Awesome Than Money'?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 5:46pm

Jim Dwyer's new book chronicles the life of Diaspora, a feisty, nonprofit social network dedicated to safeguarding personal privacy.

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