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NBC News Photojournalist Is Now Ebola Free, Says Hospital

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:13pm

The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo was cleared by the CDC and will be discharged on Wednesday.

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Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of 'Ferguson Commission'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:19pm

The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:08pm

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

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In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:30pm

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

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My Son Is Doctors Without Borders' Thousandth Ebola Survivor

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:52pm

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

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Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An 'Extraordinary Gentleman'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

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Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An 'Extraordinary Gentleman'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

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North Korea Allows Detained American To Leave

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

An American held by North Korea since June was freed on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle was released following negotiations.

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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:51pm

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

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Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Culpable Homicide

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Nastaysya Tay from Pretoria, South Africa, about the sentencing of runner Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

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With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

For most of 2014, Afghanistan was suffering from economic paralysis as its presidential election teetered on the brink of collapse. The inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani eased tensions and buoyed optimism that business will turn around.

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Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.

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Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."

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Listeners Share Their Own 'Letters Of Note'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read stories about the memorable letters listeners have stored and savored over the years. The call-out was inspired by last week's series on "Letters of Note."

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In Silicon Valley, Paying For Access To Peace Of Mind

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

The San Francisco area is the home to the high-tech sector and has a history of embracing Eastern spirituality. Now the two meet in the yoga and meditation classes popular with the local tech workers.

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Don't Let History Of Kansas City Royals' Name Steer You Wrong

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

What's in a name? Bob Peterson President and CEO of the American Royal tells Robert Siegel where the local baseball team got their name and why the main event this week is not at Kauffman Stadium.

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World Series A Matchup Of Two Post-Season Upstarts

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Game one of the World Series begins tonight between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Relief pitching and scrappy play by both teams are expected to make the series close.

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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Foreign Fighters A Fixture Of Conflict Throughout Modern History

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Dutch bikers joined forces with Kurdish fighters in Iraq. Europeans have joined the ISIS ranks. But foreign fighters — volunteers that fight for a cause, and not for money — aren't a new idea. Robert Siegel talks with David Malet of the University of Melbourne, about foreign fighters over the last few centuries.

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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:27pm

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.

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