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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

September 23, 2014 - 3:34am

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

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As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

September 23, 2014 - 3:33am

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

September 23, 2014 - 3:29am

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

September 23, 2014 - 3:27am

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

September 22, 2014 - 9:38pm

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

September 22, 2014 - 8:15pm

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

September 22, 2014 - 6:28pm

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

September 22, 2014 - 5:39pm

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

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Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

September 22, 2014 - 5:11pm

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.

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With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

September 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

September 22, 2014 - 4:57pm

Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.

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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

September 22, 2014 - 4:25pm

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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India's Orbiter To Join NASA's Maven Around Mars – On A Shoestring

September 22, 2014 - 4:24pm

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.

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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

September 22, 2014 - 1:54pm

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

September 22, 2014 - 1:05pm

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, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

September 22, 2014 - 12:22pm

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

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Dr. Daniel Bausch Knows The Ebola Virus All Too Well

September 22, 2014 - 11:36am

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

September 22, 2014 - 11:16am

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

September 22, 2014 - 11:11am

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

September 22, 2014 - 10:33am

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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