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Could There Be More Travelers With Ebola?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:05pm

How could travel effect the spread of the Ebola virus?

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'Tail!Spin!' Finds Humor In String Of Political Infidelities

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:50am

'Tail!Spin!' -- a play that chronicles the lives of politicians whose personal infidelities ruined their careers -- debuts today off Broadway.

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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's a Bat

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:42am

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:32am

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.

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Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud of It

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:52am

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

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Should We Live Life, Or Capture It?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:46am

Cell phones and social media may be changing the way we engage in — and experience — life. We need to be concerned if they have come to define how we live, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Message On Ebola: Don't Panic

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:31am

Following the first confirmed case of an Ebola patient diagnosed with the disease after reaching U.S. soil, the Centers for Disease Control and the news media caution against an overreaction.

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5 Things We Learned From New Database Of Payments To Doctors

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:03am

Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.

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'Stalker' And Saying No To Second Chances

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:03am

CBS's new drama Stalker might one day rise above its violent, exploitative, unpleasant pilot, but with such a competitive landscape in television, why wait around?

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Toll From Japanese Volcano Reaches 48 Dead

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:01am

Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo, unexpectedly belched toxic gas last week as scores of people hiked near the summit.

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Book News: Roxane Gay's Got A Brand-New Bag — The Butter

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:00am

The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she'll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.

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Top Stories: Hong Kong Demonstrations; Islamist Militant Attacks

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:41am

Also: Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses reforming financial regulators; more bodies are discovered on a Japanese volcano; and the Kansas City Royals win a wildcard playoff game.

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ISIS Militants Reportedly Behead Kurds In Northern Syria

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:16am

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and four women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.

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Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:25am

With the Royals and Oakland A's tied in the the 9th, the department tweeted: "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely." The Royals hadn't been in a postseason game since 1985.

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Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:24am

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

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Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:03am

A lawyer visited a jail in Marysville, Wash., intending to see his client. Guards could not find the inmate. That was their first clue that Rhyan Vasquez had escaped. He'd been gone two days.

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Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of September

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:00am

The final weeks of summer brought us new music from two of the biggest names in dance music, the return of post-rock, and a remix of Black Box's "Everybody Everybody."

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

Elizabeth Warren says new recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

The new book Back Channel to Cuba, reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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