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Family Of Ebola Victim Reaches Deal With Texas Hospital

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:40pm

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S., has reached an agreement with the hospital where he died.

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Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:36pm

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.

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With Aluminum Body, Ford's New F-150 Is 700 Pounds Lighter

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:35pm

The truck's aluminum body is much lighter, but will it be able to hold up as well as the older, heavier models?

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South Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:23pm

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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First Round Of Early College Applications Due Saturday

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:20pm

Guidance counselor Lea Micele shares her advice for applicants and explains the difference between "early decision" and "early action."

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:15pm

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Ethnic Tensions Complicate Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:12pm

Violence in Northern Iraq is escalating due to complicated tensions between Arabs and Kurds. NPR's Leila Fadel joins us from Erbil, Iraq.

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Philae Becomes First Spacecraft Ever To Land On A Comet

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:06pm

The European Space Agency made history this morning after successfully landing an unmanned spacecraft on a comet.

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