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As Ebola Epidemic Cooled, Officials Raced To Contain A Sudden Hot Spot

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Just over a week ago, officials noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola might be spreading undetected in Sierra Leone's remote diamond mining district of Kono.

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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.

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Kabul Postcard: A Neighborhood In Transistion

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

As NPR Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry wraps up his assignment, he assesses the change in his neighborhood, which has gone from dirt streets to upscale shopping centers.

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.

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After Ruling In Favor Of Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

The decision upheld a new law that requires aggregators to pay Spanish news outlets for linking to their content. But Google's choice could hurt those sites, limiting their global reach and influence.

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Former Officer: Policing Takes Patience, But Black Suspects Get Little

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Eric Adams, now the Brooklyn Borough president, was beaten by cops as a teenager. He kept that a secret and became an officer himself, to try to change the police force from inside.

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Even Under Obama, Black Activist Says Every Inch Of Progress Is A Fight

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.

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Medical Mystery: Why Did Ebola Pop Up In A Remote Mining District?

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 4:01am

Just over a week ago, officials in Sierra Leone noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola suddenly seemed to be spreading in Kono District, a land of towering mountains and muddy diamond mines.

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Walk In The Steps, If Not In The Image, Of A Communist Hero

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:12am

Che Guevara championed the proletariat against the forces of capitalism in South America. His son champions making $3,000 a head leading a fancified recreation of dad's bare-bones motorcycle voyage.

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For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Johnnie Walker Black Label has teamed up with an Edinburgh university to invent cloth that emits a subtle aroma of liquor, a scent the researchers say some find attractive.

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Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Welcome to the first meeting of NPR's new book club! We're reading Hector Tobar's account of 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine. Send us your questions; we may read them on-air.

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Solar Storm: Rooftop Panels Spark Fights Between Utilities, Startups

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.

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Congressional Plan To Fund Military Comes With A Side Of 'Land Grab'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Material tacked onto the authorization bill adds 250,000 acres of new wilderness, expands national parks, and moves toward a national women's history museum. 'Ethically, it stinks,' says Sen. Coburn.

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Pension Deal In Spending Bill Will Cut Benefits Before Safety Net Fails

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The agreement comes as several "multi-employer" pension plans are insolvent. The federal government guarantees those plans' benefits, but might not be able to handle all of them failing at once.

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Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

The CIA and its defenders disagree with the Senate Intelligence Committee report on whether enhanced interrogations prevented a group of 17 Pakistanis from attacking the U.S. just after Sept. 11.

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Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

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ISIS Used Predatory Tools And Tactics To Convince U.S. Teens To Join

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

It began with messages sent through an anonymous app. Slowly, the Denver-area girls were lured in, until one day they weren't at school. One girl's dad quickly realized why: They were flying to Syria.

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NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Any NFL player involved in an assault or in domestic or sexual violence would be suspended for at least six games under rules approved Wednesday. The players' union is reviewing the updates.

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What Is Torture? Our Beliefs Depend In Part On Who's Doing It.

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Researchers are studying how nations and individuals react when they given information that members of their own group have harmed other people, such as through torture. It takes some nimble thinking.

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First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 3:55am

Oakland and Berkeley demonstrators have broken into stores and blocked freeways and rail lines, part of a movement born of frustration about police shootings in Staten Island, N.Y., and Ferguson, Mo.

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