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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 4:21pm

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 4:16pm

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It Be?

NPR Politics - October 1, 2014 - 4:16pm

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 3:45pm

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.

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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

NPR Education - October 1, 2014 - 3:45pm

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.

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10-01-14 - Marketplace - How to get a vaccine to market

Marketplace - October 1, 2014 - 3:29pm
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. raises the question of whether there will be a more concerted effort to create a vaccine or drug treatment for the disease. We explain the incentives at play when companies and governments pursue drugs, how the industry/marketplace respond to outbreaks, and how drug resources get mobilized. Next, small cable companies are getting out of the TV side of the business or reducing their offerings. We look at what this means for shows. Finally: Reddit has just raised $50 million in funding from investors and is preparing to give 10 percent of these shares back to its community of users as equity. This is a “long-held dream” says CEO Yishan Wong, and now it's time to figure out how that model could actually work.
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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 3:19pm

The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, the service's chief resigned.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 3:19pm

The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, Julia Pierson resigned.

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Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 2:29pm

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

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Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 2:29pm

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 2:26pm

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 2:26pm

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 2:06pm

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.

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Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 2:05pm

A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.

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Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 1:06pm

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

NPR Health&Science - October 1, 2014 - 1:06pm

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

NPR Health&Science - October 1, 2014 - 12:42pm

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 12:42pm

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 12:32pm

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.

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Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud Of It

NPR News - October 1, 2014 - 11:52am

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

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