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American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:39pm

After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.

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The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time. While Nunn has a well-known name and a strong fundraising arm, analysts say she'll have to mobilize minority voters to have a chance.

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White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The Obama administration is slapping stronger sanctions on Russia. The sanctions — which target key sectors of the Russian economy, including finance and defense — come as a response to Moscow's alleged involvement in Ukraine. The move comes on the same day that the European Union announced sanctions of its own.

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The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming may hold specimens of DNA from animals who roamed thousands of years ago. Julie Meachem, a paleontologist leading the expedition into the cave, speaks with Audie Cornish about the secrets she hopes to find.

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In Treating Ebola, Doctors Have Only Containment, Not Yet A Cure

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.

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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.

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Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Tom Perez are traveling to Montgomery County, Md., to highlight workforce training for inmates about to leave prisons and jails. They plan to replicate the county's program around the U.S. by giving federal grant money.

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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.

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Out Of Ukraine, This 'Suitcase' Packs An Immigrant's Story With Humor

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:09pm

Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.

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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:28pm

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

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New Mix: Macklemore & Lewis Join Fences, Plus Zola Jesus, Sun Kil Moon, More

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:22pm

On this week's All Songs Considered, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborate with fellow Seattle band Fences, plus new music from Frazey Ford, Spider Bags, Zola Jesus, GOAT and more.

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Jury Awards Former Gov. Ventura Nearly $2 Million In Defamation Case

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 2:11pm

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said his reputation had been damaged by an account of a fight in a book. In a split verdict, a federal jury agreed with him.

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Court Orders Seizure Of $100 Million Oil Shipment

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:32pm

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq's central government that the oil belongs to them.

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Widely-Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:23pm

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine used on corn and soy farms have run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

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Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:16pm

That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fist?

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Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:11pm

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:06pm

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors, but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

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Sex And The Single Churl: Another 'Bachelorette' Finale Gets Weird

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:05pm

Monday night's Bachelorette finale went in a very unusual direction for a show that usually denies the degree to which it's about sex.

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Chronixx: 'I'm Not A Perfectionist With Music'

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:02pm

The roots reggae singer has played to thousands and appeared on Jimmy Fallon, but he says he is only willing to go a certain distance to please the mainstream.

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