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Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:04am

The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.

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Playlist: You Can Do It!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:59am

A little encouragement from the TED Radio Hour.

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Broken Teeth And Fake-umentaries: Another Shark Week Gone By

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:31am

Alastair Bland looks at the dangers to real sharks and the hazards of pseudo-documentaries as another Shark Week draws to a close.

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Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:54am

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.

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Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:41am

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.

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Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:30am

As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, was produced with the pop master Richard Swift.

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Thinking Like A Scientist Can Help Overcome Allure Of Appearances

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:26am

What can a near-encounter with poison hemlock tell us about childhood development and problems of induction? Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains.

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Book News: Ann Leckie's 'Ancillary Justice' Wins Hugo Award

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:17am

Also: the virtues of Fanny Price; notable books coming out this week.

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Top Stories: Wikileaks' Assange To Leave Refuge; Ukraine Attack

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:17am

Also: The latest from Ferguson, Missouri; two freight trains collide in Arkansas, killing two; and Cambridge University seeks a PhD researcher to study chocolate.

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Photographer Recalls How Ebola Patients Were Carried Off In Liberia

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:32am

Protesters attacked Saturday a quarantine center holding the patients, forcing at least 20 to leave the facility. Getty's John Moore says the "mob ... pulled people out of the isolation ward."

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Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:11am

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

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Mr. T Not Picked To Serve On Jury

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:26am

Lawrence Tureaud recently arrived for jury duty in Chicago. The Associated Press reports when asked about his assignment, The A-Team star said, "I pity the criminals today."

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Running Late, Pope Skips Evening Prayers In South Korea

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:19am

The Vatican says the pope ran out of time during a stop to bless disabled children and the elderly. The pope told the crowd if the helicopter doesn't take off on time, we might smash into a mountain.

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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:10am

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

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Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

For our look at summer poetry, we turn to Charlotte Boulay, a Philadelphia-based poet, with "The End of Summer." She offers us a poem that, on its surface, is about an idyllic summertime activity: taking a nap in the grass. But undercutting this lazy day is a sense of dread: fall is coming, and the conflicts and demands of the real world are inevitable.

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How Does Winning Fields Medal Effect Mathematicians Productivity?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Do big prizes encourage winners to do more work in their chosen fields — or less? An analysis by two economists finds that winners of the Fields Medal, the most significant prize in mathematics, become significantly less productive in their chosen field of study after they win the prize. We explore why.

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No Cease-Fire In Sight For Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Fighting intensified over the weekend near two major cities held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In Berlin, meanwhile, a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries along with those from Germany and France, ended without any breakthrough.

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Getty Photographer Witnesses Attack On Ebola Patients

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

When locals in Liberia's capital attacked suspected Ebola patients, a Getty images photographer happened to be at the scene. Kelly McEvers talks to John Moore about what he witnessed over the weekend, and what conditions are like in holding centers for victims of the disease.

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Kurds Re-Take Dam In Northern Iraq

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Kurdish officials say they have retaken the strategically important Mosul dam.

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Missouri National Guard Ordered To Ferguson To Restore Peace

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order sending the National Guard to Ferguson. And because of the unrest, schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are closed Monday. The new school year was to begin last week but was postponed until this week.

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