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Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

2 hours 27 min ago

At this government-run facility Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people afraid to come.

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U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria

3 hours 25 min ago

Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.

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Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

3 hours 31 min ago

President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.

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The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

3 hours 32 min ago

The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

3 hours 34 min ago

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

3 hours 36 min ago

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

3 hours 37 min ago

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

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American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

August 26, 2014 - 8:31pm

The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.

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American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

August 26, 2014 - 8:31pm

The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.

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Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV

August 26, 2014 - 6:56pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.

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Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

August 26, 2014 - 6:02pm

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.

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Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

August 26, 2014 - 5:30pm

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

August 26, 2014 - 5:19pm

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.

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VA's Inspector General Finds Faked Data At Hospitals Across U.S.

August 26, 2014 - 5:13pm

President Obama addressed the annual convention of the American Legion in North Carolina with a raft of new proposals for vets.

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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

August 26, 2014 - 5:04pm

The president has approved surveillance flights over Syria to search for targets for possible airstrikes. But critics of the administration say that may not be enough.

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Kiev Claims Russia Has Sights Set On New Eastern Ukrainian City

August 26, 2014 - 5:03pm

Ukraine has accused Russia of trying to open a new front in the war between the government and pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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VA Deputy Secretary On Wait Times: 'We Owe The American People An Apology'

August 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Melissa Block talks with Sloan Gibson, the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, about the results of a recent probe into wait times at VA facilities.

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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

August 26, 2014 - 4:41pm

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

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Long-Term Cease-Fire Brings Halt To Fighting In Gaza

August 26, 2014 - 4:33pm

Israel and Hamas have agreed on a cease-fire, which raises hopes of an end to the seven-week war in Gaza that has killed more than 2,000 people.

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BK's Big Deal Could Bring The King To Canada, Controversy Close Behind

August 26, 2014 - 4:33pm

Burger King is buying Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, in a deal valued at $11 billion.

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