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Visitors Shy Away From Dallas After Ebola Patient Dies

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Public health officials say the risk of acquiring the Ebola virus is small for most people but that message isn't reaching everyone. Some have canceled travel plans to Dallas while others say they're taking extra precautions just to be safe. Authorities and doctors are trying to educate people about how the virus is spread to keep people from panicking.

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High Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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Movie Review: 'Kill The Messenger'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of a reporter who uncovers the CIA's role in arming the Nicaraguan contras, then becomes the target of a smear campaign.

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Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.

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Millennial Candidates Hope To Make Their Mark On Congress

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Millennials may not be old enough to run for president, but several are candidates for Congress this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Marilinda Garcia (R-NH) and Jim Mowrer (D-IA) about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the challenge of getting their peers engaged in the process, as well as trying to get the trust — and votes — of their elders.

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101st Airborne Switches Gears; Prepares To Fight Ebola

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

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Iowa's GOP Fires Up Its Base As Election Day Nears

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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As GOP Candidates Duck Social Issues, Is It Really All About That Base?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.

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Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Former 'SNL' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies At 57

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Jan Hooks, best known for her performances on Saturday Night Live died on Thursday. She joined SNL in 1986 and stayed until 1991. Hooks was 57.

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Another Black Teen Shot Dead In Missouri Sets Off Protests

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

An 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis. The incident comes 2 months after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:35am

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators, and fans.

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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:34am

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:32am

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:13am

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

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Past Misdeed Weighs Heavy On Florida Man

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:21am

More than 50 years ago, Bernard Schermerhorn and his friend stole some newspaper dispensers that belonged to The Ledger in Florida. He recently sent a note and a check to the paper.

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Forgotten Time Capsule Finally Opened

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:15am

The bronze box from 1914 was supposed to be opened in 1974. After turning up at the New York Historical Society, someone eventually got around to checking out the contents.

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Doctors Without Borders Works To Contain Spread Of Ebola

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

As Ebola has grown exponentially across three West African nations, there's been one aid agency that's been at the forefront of efforts to contain the virus' spread: Doctors Without Borders. We take a closer look at the humanitarian aid organization.

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Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

The Nobel Prize for literature will be announced Thursday morning. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win has heated up, one of the Nobel judges, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.

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