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Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

3 hours 48 min ago

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

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When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

4 hours 15 min ago

Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.

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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

5 hours 30 min ago

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

5 hours 30 min ago

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

5 hours 50 min ago

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

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South Africa Condemns Apparent Coup In Lesotho

6 hours 56 min ago

Early Saturday, soldiers in the tiny kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa took to the streets amid gunfire, forcing the prime minister to flee. The army has denied a takeover.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Rescued After Being Trapped By Syrian Militants

9 hours 42 sec ago

Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

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Nicaraguan Miners Trapped After Collapse

10 hours 25 min ago

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

10 hours 30 min ago

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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How Are Different Asian-American Groups Faring Economically?

12 hours 24 min ago

In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.

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John Walker Jr., Cold War Spy For Soviets, Dies At 77

12 hours 40 min ago

The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, his brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.

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Poroshenko Says Ukraine Near To 'Full-Scale War'

14 hours 6 min ago

Speaking at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, the Ukrainian president says Kiev is "close to the point of no return," over Moscow's direct support of separatists.

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What No Strategy On The Islamic State Means For The Region

15 hours 19 min ago

Scott Simon talks to Jane Harman, director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about the threat of ISIS and the United States' counterterrorism strategy.

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Fiancée Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release

15 hours 19 min ago

Mohammed Fahmy is among three Al Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt on terrorism charges. His fiancée continues to plan their wedding, even as the case languishes.

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Russian Incursion Continues In Ukraine

15 hours 19 min ago

Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

16 hours 1 min ago

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?

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Results From Screening Tests Can Be High In Anxiety

17 hours 37 min ago

A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.

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Results From Screening Tests Can Be High In Anxiety

17 hours 37 min ago

A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.

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Tech Week: Uber's Tricks, JPMorgan Hacked & A Desk Microwave

18 hours 4 min ago

Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. Yet we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

August 29, 2014 - 10:22pm

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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