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ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:29pm

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which they say is harsh and arbitrary.

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An Answer For Americans Who Ask: What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:57pm

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

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Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:49pm

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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Why Do Ebola Mortality Rates Vary So Widely?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:39pm

How is it that Ebola mortality rates can be as high as 70 percent in some parts of the world, and as low as 30 percent in others? Robert Siegel talks with virologist Daniel Bausch.

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For U.S. Queen Of Alligator-Skin Goods, Business Is Booming

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:27pm

Christy Redd's Georgia company moves 25,000 skins a year, with some made into handbags sold for tens of thousands of dollars. But activists say the ways the gators are grown and slaughtered are awful.

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In Missouri, A Tale Of Two Fergusons

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

The argument over how race plays a role in the interaction between police and residents of color has flared in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's surprising to some of the small city's white residents who say the depiction of Ferguson is all wrong.

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Cigarette Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking In The Workplace

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Reynolds American, the country's second-largest cigarette maker, and its subsidiaries are implementing a no-smoking policy in the workplace starting in January 2015.

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UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.

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New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

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U.S., Canada Use Different Approaches To Defend Against Terrorism

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. She describes the different ways that Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have responded to acts of random terrorist violence, both real and alleged.

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Parliament Attack Shakes Otherwise Quiet Ottawa

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Canadian police have identified the man who went on a shooting spree in the Canadian capital on Monday. The shooter killed a soldier before entering Parliament where he was shot dead by an official.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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Bring Home A Taste Of Paris The Easy Way With French Bistro Brisket

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Chef Steven Raichlen says slow cooking can transform beef brisket from a dry, tough cut of meat into something "incredibly rich and soulful."

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Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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Retrial Of Texas Arson Case Ends With Surprise Guilty Plea

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Robert Siegel talks with Dave Mann of the Texas Observer about the conclusion of the retrial of Ed Graf on arson charges. On Wednesday, Graf pleaded guilty while the jury was still in deliberations.

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Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

The mockingbird is known for latching onto sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.

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Pirates, Princesses, Witches And Vampires: Stocking Costumes Is Serious Business

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:22pm

Costume shop owners think about stocking their shelves like investors think about putting together stock portfolios. They need a diverse mix of classic costume favorites and risky hot new things.

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Happy Birthday, Blue Note

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:13pm

The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label's influence.

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Fly Golden Eagle: 'Stepping Stone'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:36pm

One of Nashville's most dynamic young rock bands tears it up, with help from a crew wearing hazmat suits. It may seem like a commentary on virus-panic. But it's just better living through psychedelia.

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