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With Ebola Cases Down, Officials Worry Liberians Aren't Worried Enough

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

Treatment units in Liberia stand nearly empty, but a dozen or so Ebola cases still appear each day, with clusters in Monrovia and rural areas. The CDC's chief there wants the nation to stay alert.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

Way too many residents of U.S. nursing homes are on antipsychotic drugs, critics say. It's often just for the convenience of the staff, to sedate patients agitated by dementia. That's illegal.

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New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

The magazine saw an exodus of 50 top contributors in the days after billionaire owner Chris Hughes, formerly of Facebook, announced The New Republic was going to move to New York and transform.

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In Largest Transfer Since 2009, 6 Leave Guantanamo For Uruguay

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

The prisoners — four Syrians, a Tunisian and a Palestinian — are the first Guantanamo detainees released in South America. Uruguay's president first signaled willingness to take the men in May.

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After Decades Of Success, She's Still Just 'A Painter Who Writes Songs'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

Joni Mitchell talks about her new four-disc boxed set, "Love Has Many Faces," and the different colors such a collection can reveal in a lifetime of work.

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Burnt Remains Of Missing Mexican Student Identified; 42 Still Not Found

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:57am

DNA testing confirmed that bone fragments from Mexico match relatives of Alexander Mora Venancio, one of a group of students from a rural college who officials say were abducted in September.

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When It Comes To Day Care, Parents Want All Children Vaccinated

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:22am

Parents have strong opinions about vaccination, a poll of parents done by the University of Michigan finds. Most want day care centers to require that children are up to date on their shots.

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:17am

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:46am

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014's Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:03am

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson highlights an eclectic cross-section of 2014's holiday-music offerings.

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