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Scientific Memorabilia Up For Auction Later This Month

October 10, 2014 - 7:13am

One item up for bid is an old Apple 1 computer, which is expected to sell for more than $300,000. The auction features other treasures, such as a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles.

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Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.

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Millennial Candidates Face Challenges From Young And Older Voters

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Marilinda Garcia of New Hampshire and Democrat Jim Mowrer of Iowa about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Gaza Donors Want Assurances Cycle Of War Is Broken

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Palestinian officials will ask international donors for $4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the recent war. That was the third deadly conflict in 6 years between Israel and the militant group Hamas.

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Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Visitors Question Dallas Plans After Ebola Patient Dies

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Public health officials in Dallas say the risk of acquiring the Ebola virus is small for most people but that message isn't reaching everyone. Some have canceled travel plans to the city.

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U.S. Supreme Court Court Halts Wis. Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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Former 'SNL' Cast Member Jan Hooks Dies At 57

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Jan Hooks, best known for her performances on Saturday Night Live died on Thursday. She joined SNL in 1986 and stayed until 1991. Hooks was 57.

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Journalist Gary Webb's Story Told In 'Kill The Messenger'

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of a reporter at the San Jose Mercury-News who uncovers the CIA's role in arming the Nicaraguan Contras, then becomes the target of a smear campaign.

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101st Airborne Switches Gears; Prepares To Fight Ebola

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

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Iowa's GOP Fires Up Its Base As Election Day Nears

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.

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Another Black Teen Shot Dead In Missouri Sets Off Protests

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

An 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis. The incident comes 2 months after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

October 10, 2014 - 3:35am

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.

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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

October 10, 2014 - 3:34am

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

October 10, 2014 - 3:32am

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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