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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

October 25, 2014 - 7:50am

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

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Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

October 25, 2014 - 7:50am

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

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Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

October 25, 2014 - 7:50am

Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.

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Ebola Toll Continues Its Climb, With 10,000-Plus Sickened

October 25, 2014 - 6:54am

The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 10,141. Of those, 4,922 people have died.

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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

October 25, 2014 - 5:40am

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

October 25, 2014 - 5:36am

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

October 25, 2014 - 5:35am

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

October 24, 2014 - 11:51pm

Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.

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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

October 24, 2014 - 6:58pm

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

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New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

October 24, 2014 - 6:51pm

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

October 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

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UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

October 24, 2014 - 5:32pm

One bystander was also shot by. After an hours-long manhunt, police apprehended a 34-year-old suspect.

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Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

October 24, 2014 - 5:28pm

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.

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For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

October 24, 2014 - 5:20pm

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.

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Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

October 24, 2014 - 5:18pm

The search for the University of Virginia student spanned weeks. Police have charged a 32-year-old man with abduction.

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When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

October 24, 2014 - 4:06pm

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

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Shooting At Washington School Leaves 2 Dead, Including Gunman

October 24, 2014 - 3:45pm

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims; three of them are in critical condition.

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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

October 24, 2014 - 3:26pm

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

October 24, 2014 - 3:24pm

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

October 24, 2014 - 1:58pm

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

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