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Growing Business — Show Us Your Desk Plant

1 hour 8 min ago

New research shows that foliage can be beneficial in the workplace. Now show us your pet desk plant.

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Bangladesh Court Commutes Islamist Leader's Death Sentence

1 hour 57 min ago

Delwar Hossain Sayedee will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. He was convicted last year for his role in the violence surrounding the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

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Wildfires Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations In Calif.

2 hours 18 min ago

The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest northeast of San Francisco, has engulfed nearly 20 square miles and is only 5 percent contained.

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These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

3 hours 5 min ago

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And they're just getting started.

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Police Hunt For Armed 'Survivalist' In Pa. Trooper Shooting

3 hours 46 min ago

Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week's fatal shooting of one state trooper and the critical wounding of another.

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House Could Vote To Arm, Train Syrian Rebels

4 hours 47 min ago

The possible vote to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

8 hours 2 min ago

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

8 hours 2 min ago

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

8 hours 3 min ago

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

8 hours 3 min ago

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

8 hours 4 min ago

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

8 hours 4 min ago

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

8 hours 5 min ago

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

8 hours 5 min ago

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

8 hours 7 min ago

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

8 hours 8 min ago

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money's distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

9 hours 14 min ago

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

September 16, 2014 - 5:52pm

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

September 16, 2014 - 5:32pm

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.

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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

September 16, 2014 - 5:13pm

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."

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