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Why Is There No Drug To Treat Ebola?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Three companies are working to develop a drug that can battle Ebola. The free market has not produced a solution — a situation the U.S. government has been trying to correct.

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Obama Urges Iraqis To Form Inclusive Government

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

The White House believes a unified government could counter Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. But that has proven to be difficult, as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tries to cling to power.

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Exotic Dancers Protest Outside Church

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 6:00am

For years, a local church held protests outside a club in central Ohio where the dancers worked. On Sunday, six dancers, dressed for work, showed up to demonstrate outside the church.

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Sweden's Really Old Eel Dies

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:54am

The 155-year-old eel died at home, in a well in the small fishing village where he'd been living since 1859.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.

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Use Of Experimental Ebola Serum Raises Ethical Questions

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to University of Wisconsin bioethicist and former FDA official Alta Charo about ethical issues related to experimental treatments for the Ebola virus.

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Missionaries Who Return To North Carolina Will Be Quarantined

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Charlotte prepares to receive several missionaries back from Liberia who were there helping Ebola patients. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Megan Davies, the state epidemiologist of North Carolina

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Items Up For Sale At Unclaimed Baggage Center Reflect Trends

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

It has been called the lost luggage capital of the world. Bags and suitcases that can't be reunited with their owners end up in northern Alabama at the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

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Obama Goes To Martha's Vineyard But Issues Don't Take A Vacation

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

President Obama and his family are enjoying what the White House is describing as a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard as American airstrikes continue to hit selected Iraqi targets.

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Kurdish Forces Reclaim 2 Iraqi Cities Taken By Sunni Extremists

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

For the latest news out of Iraq, Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris and Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a correspondent for the news website Al-Monitor.

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Amazon Blocks Pre-Orders Of Some Disney Movies

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Amazon is taking on another big media company, Disney. The action comes at a time when the retailer's contract dispute with the Hachette Book group is heating up.

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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.

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First Listen: 'Tudo' By Bebel Gilberto

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Tudo is the latest album from Bebel Gilberto, who began singing at seven years old with her father bossa nova great Joao Gilberto. This latest CD is an artful contribution to Bebel Gilberto's career.

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In China, 'Transformers' Capture Box Office Record

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

In the U.S., moviegoers spent more than $240 million to watch Age of Extinction, the series' 4th installment. In China, the movie did even better — becoming the biggest box office hit of all time.

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Detroit Struggles To Get People Who Bailed On Water Bills To Pay

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

Bankrupt Detroit is dealing with $90 million in delinquent water bills. And it's not just residents who aren't paying their water bills, even some businesses have missed payments.

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Vigil For Mo. Teen Killed By Police Officer Spirals Into Violence

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:06am

In a suburb of St. Louis Sunday night, what was supposed to be a peaceful protest against the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer on Saturday, disintegrated into looting and violence.

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What Makes A Nation Happy?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:34am

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:30am

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.

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