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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

1 hour 59 min ago

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

2 hours 49 min ago

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

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3 Afghan Army Officers Disappear While Training In U.S.

3 hours 32 min ago

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

4 hours 18 min ago

Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.

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Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures

4 hours 38 min ago

More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.

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Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

4 hours 43 min ago

Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.

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Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

5 hours 21 min ago

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).

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Hong Kong Students Begin Boycott To Call For Democracy

6 hours 23 min ago

The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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NASA: MAVEN Spacecraft Safely Circling Mars

7 hours 42 min ago

The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.

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Kurds Say They Have Halted ISIS Advance Near Syria-Turkey Border

8 hours 40 min ago

Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.

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NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

12 hours 21 min ago

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

12 hours 22 min ago

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

12 hours 23 min ago

Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.

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Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff, Because It Could Kill You

12 hours 24 min ago

Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?

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Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

12 hours 25 min ago

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.

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Why Jewelry Stores Hide The Price Tags

12 hours 26 min ago

In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?

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All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

12 hours 28 min ago

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S.

September 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.

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Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

September 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, which went into orbit Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago.

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Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

September 21, 2014 - 4:50pm

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

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