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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:03pm

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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Drama Ahead As NBA Season Gets Underway

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:55am

As the NBA season tips off, the story lines include LeBron James' return to Cleveland and the Clippers' fresh start post-Donald Sterling.

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Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:51am

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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Montana Veterans Catch A Ride To The VA

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:50am

Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it's difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.

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Counterterrorism Efforts Shift To Address 'Lone Wolf' Attacks

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:40am

Three so-called "lone wolf" terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.

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Hurricane Ana Remnants Lash Pacific Northwest

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:35am

It's been decades since remnants of a hurricane hit Oregon and Washington state, but that's what is happening today.

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Assessing The British Combat Operation In Afghanistan

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:20am

We speak with the father of one of the 435 members of the British military who were killed in the Afghan War.

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Cartels Can Make Fracking In Mexico Expensive And Dangerous

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:12am

Texas oil companies could make a fortune in Mexico, but there's a catch: the shale plays are located in states overrun by organized crime.

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One Week Out, Senate Control Hinges On Handful Of Tight Races

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:06am

The balance of power depends on races in Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas and North Carolina.

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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:53am

We've heard from hundreds of teachers about their secret lives. Here's a quick sampling.

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Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:20am

Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.

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Pope Says God Not 'A Magician, With A Magic Wand'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:18am

Speaking at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Francis also affirmed that evolution and the Big Bang are consistent with a creator.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:09am

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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Annie Lennox On World Cafe

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:53am

The pop singer's new album finds her covering vintage jazz standards. Hear "Georgia On My Mind" and "Strange Fruit."

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Ford Brothers Lose Toronto Mayor Race, Hold On To Council Seat

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:33pm

Unofficial results show John Tory beat Doug Ford 40-34 for mayor, a race Rob Ford abandoned after his cancer diagnosis. The latter Ford did keep the Ward 2 council seat his family has held since 2000.

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Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:52pm

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He worked as an Anglican priest, a journalist, a radio executive, a university professor and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States.

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Army Says Troops Coming Back From West Africa Will Face 'Controlled Monitoring'

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:15pm

The troops will be confined to a housing complex at their base in Italy for 21 days. The news comes just as the White House tried to convince New York and New Jersey to drop mandatory quarantines.

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In Photos: Last Of U.S., British Troops Leave Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:52pm

Helmand saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 13-year war. On Monday morning, the last of the American and British troops that shared the camp headed out on helicopters.

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I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:40pm

IBM's supercomputer plays a mean game of chess and has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.

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Soda Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:35pm

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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