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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buy Back Program Is Booming

1 hour 2 min ago

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

1 hour 2 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

1 hour 2 min ago

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

1 hour 2 min ago

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives

1 hour 32 min ago

Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

October 30, 2014 - 6:45pm

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

October 30, 2014 - 6:45pm

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

October 30, 2014 - 5:56pm

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

October 30, 2014 - 5:51pm

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

October 30, 2014 - 5:38pm

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

October 30, 2014 - 5:38pm

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

October 30, 2014 - 5:06pm

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

October 30, 2014 - 4:42pm

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

October 30, 2014 - 4:42pm

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.

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Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

October 30, 2014 - 4:40pm

Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

October 30, 2014 - 4:35pm

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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Watchdog Says Feds Shouldn't Have Let Man Take Grenade Parts To Mexico

October 30, 2014 - 4:34pm

The case, in which agents watched a man to go through with potentially illegal, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

October 30, 2014 - 3:38pm

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

October 30, 2014 - 3:27pm

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

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