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Ebola Patients Remain Hospitalized In Texas, Nebraska

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:45pm

In Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition. A cameraman working for NBC in West Africa was also admitted to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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Relatives Fear Mexican Students Are Among Dead In Mass Graves

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:41pm

Relatives are gathering to demand information and government action after the discovery of mass graves in southern Mexico, possibly containing the bodies of 43 missing Mexican college activists.

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White House Makes A Point To Stay Out Front On Ebola

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

The stakes are higher than usual for the Obama administration, which has been relentlessly buffeted events it can't seem to take charge of.

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Orioles Manager Dan Duquette's Comeback Story Is Fit For Baseball

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

Dan Duquette is largely credited with rebuilding the Baltimore Orioles, but spent many years in the baseball wilderness after being fired by the Red Sox. Robert Siegel talks to Keith Law of ESPN.

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3 Neuroscientists To Share Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

The $1.1 million prize will be split between John O'Keefe of University College in London and a husband-and-wife team, May-Britt and Edvard Moser of the Norwegian University in Trondheim.

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FDR Was A Great President — But Do We Really Want Another Great President?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

In his new book, The End of Greatness, historian Aaron David Miller argues the nation might be better off without any more truly great presidents — or the national crises that produce them.

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SCOTUS Rejection Of Gay Marriage Cases Will Create Legal Domino Effect

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

In a surprise move, the Supreme Court rejected appeals of same-sex marriage cases from five states, making gay and lesbian unions legal in Utah, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Lithuania Seeks U.S. Support Against Russian Aggression

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

The prime minister and foreign minister of Lithuania are in the U.S. this week, seeking support for their fellow Baltic states as well. Robert Siegel talks to Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.

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Should Short Beards Be Allowed Behind Bars?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

Arkansas prisoner Gregory Holt hand-wrote a 15-page petition without the help of lawyers, arguing that he be permitted to wear a beard as part of his religion. The Supreme Court will hear the case.

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Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:03pm

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.

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'Like Opening A Book In The Middle': Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:50pm

The singer and songwriter wrote "The Birds Of St. Marks" about the singer Nico in the '60s. In revisiting it, he remembers a particular New York scene — and a younger version of himself.

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Mexican President Says He's 'Indignant' Over Case Of Missing Students

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:35pm

Over the weekend, police found the mass graves that are thought to contain the bodies of some of the students.

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'Florence Gordon' Isn't Friend Material, But You'll Appreciate Her

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:33pm

Brian Morton's novel features a 75-year-old woman — an icon of the Second Wave Women's Movement — who's a self-described "difficult woman." It's a witty, nuanced and ultimately moving novel.

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How The Cold War And George Orwell Helped Make The Internet What It Is

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:30pm

In The Innovators, Walter Isaacson explains that Pentagon officials wanted a system the Russians couldn't attack, and 1984 made the public wary of new technology's Big Brother potential.

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Song Premiere: The Lone Bellow, 'Then Came The Morning'

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:19pm

On the first single from its new album, the band has lost none of its sleekly soaring charm.

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Metropolis 10/4/14: Hear A Guest Mix From Simian Mobile Disco

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:13pm

The duo contributes an exclusive mix. Plus, hear music by Caribou, Les Sins, The 2 Bears and more.

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