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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:06pm

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:42pm

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from IKEA." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like IKEA furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:42pm

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.

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Remembering The Man Who Spent Two Decades As Mayor

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

Audie Cornish remembers former Boston mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

Boston's longest-serving mayor, Tom Menino, died Thursday after a protracted battle with cancer. He was the city's mayor from 1993 until earlier this year.

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Remembering All Night Fright Fests And Halloween Horrorthons

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.

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Giants Fans Rejoice After Third World Series Title In 5 Years

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

Some violence marred the celebration in San Francisco after the Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in this year's World Series, but the city is now gearing up for its victory parade tomorrow.

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Allegations Emerge Against Fired CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

A Canadian actress has put her name to allegations of forcible sex, joining more than a half dozen others who have anonymously told the Toronto Star that they were assaulted by recently-fired CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.

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Despite Cease-Fire, Fierce Battle For Donetsk's Airport Continues

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

There's supposed to be a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, but in Donetsk there's been a continuing fierce battle for control of the city's airport. Meanwhile, anti-Ukrainian separatists are holding elections on Sunday to support their demands for an independent state

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:35pm

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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Watchdog Says ATF Shouldn't Have Let Man Take Grenade Parts To Mexico

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:34pm

The case, in which agents allowed a man to go through with potentially illegal behavior to try to catch bigger fish, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.

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Shamir, 'On The Regular'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:50pm

The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:35pm

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:27pm

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

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Tony Trischka's Great Big World On Mountain Stage

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:11pm

Hear a live set from the banjo master, who's long been expanding the instrument's possibilities.

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Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:04pm

The risk of developing tuberculosis soars when someone has diabetes. The threat of a double pandemic is a challenge for the medical profession, where different docs typically treat each disease.

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The Many New Voices Of Taylor Swift

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:00pm

Swift has received accolades and damnation mostly for her image or the messages she supposedly sends, which must be irritating for a musician so clearly devoted to perfecting her techniques.

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Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:57pm

Celebrate Saturday's holiday (and, by extension, lost loved ones) with laughter, tears and music.

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What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:52pm

A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.

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