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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:16am

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:15am

Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.

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In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:14am

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.

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Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:08am

Birra Spalmabile is a beer flavored spread with no alcohol content. It's being advertised in the U.S. and elsewhere as a perfect complement to appetizers or cheese.

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Miami's W Hotel Offers Pricey Wedding Package

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:36am

Couples can't complain about sticker shock. The cost is right there in the name — the Million Dollar Wedding.

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Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Fight Against Terror Will Be A Long, Sustained War, Panetta Says

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about his memoir, Worthy Fights. He mentions some significant foreign policy decisions of the Obama administration.

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Survey: Voice-Command Systems Contribute To Distracted Driving

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Carmakers would like you to think that voice-command systems keep you focused on the road. Two new studies indicate voice commands, like Siri, more than likely cause distracted driving.

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Families Want To Know What Happened To Missing Mexican Students

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Officials say those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students will be brought to justice. The students went missing after a confrontation with police, who authorities say work with a drug gang.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Panetta: Fight Against Terrorism Will Be A Long, Sustained War

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

In a new memoir, Leon Panetta says he and other presidential advisers argued to leave some U.S. forces in Iraq after 2011. That might have left Iraq in better position to fight ISIS, he tells NPR.

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3 Win Nobel In Physics For New Light Source

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Scientists — 2 from Japan and 1 from the U.S. — have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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Nurse In Spain Infected With Ebola Virus

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Spain's health minister confirmed that a nurse who treated two Ebola victims has tested positive for the disease. She is the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa.

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Security Lapses Trigger Questions About What Secret Service Agents Do

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The lapses by the elite presidential detail shined a spotlight on the agency. What does an agent do in a day? To find out, Rachel Martin talks to ex-agent Dan Emmett, author of Within Arms Length.

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Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.

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The U.S. Ebola Hospitals In Liberia Are Going Up ... Slowly

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:04am

Last month, the U.S. promised to build treatment centers for health-care workers and for the general public. Our photo gallery checks in on the progress thusfar.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:03am

Long time Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:36am

A legend of the dance world has died. The multi-talented Geoffrey Holder was also an actor and a visual artist. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.

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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:17am

Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.

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