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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

October 12, 2014 - 6:38am

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

October 12, 2014 - 6:38am

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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A Ride In Monrovia Means Wrestling With Ebola

October 12, 2014 - 6:13am

Getting around Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital, has become more challenging since the Ebola outbreak began. Passengers and drivers tell NPR how they're coping.

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A Ride In Monrovia Means Wrestling With Ebola

October 12, 2014 - 6:13am

Getting around Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital, has become more challenging since the Ebola outbreak began. Passengers and drivers tell NPR how they're coping.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

October 12, 2014 - 6:11am

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

October 12, 2014 - 6:11am

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

October 12, 2014 - 6:01am

The worker, who helped care for the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., reported a low fever Friday night.

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CDC Cites 'Breach' In Ebola Protocol As Second Texas Case Emerges

October 12, 2014 - 6:01am

The worker, who helped care for the first patient to die from the Ebola virus in the U.S., reported a low fever Friday night. The worker, a woman, is in stable condition.

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The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

October 11, 2014 - 5:08pm

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.

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Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections

October 11, 2014 - 3:03pm

The antibiotic-resistant bacteria C. difficile can be deadly. Fecal transplants often can cure infections, but have a major ick factor. Capsules of fecal matter deliver the cure more politely.

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New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

October 11, 2014 - 1:27pm

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

October 11, 2014 - 1:27pm

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

October 11, 2014 - 12:49pm

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

October 11, 2014 - 12:49pm

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

October 11, 2014 - 11:59am

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

October 11, 2014 - 11:46am

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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Ebola Deaths Top 4,000; Screening Begins At New York's JFK Airport

October 11, 2014 - 10:26am

The screening procedure will include passengers having their temperature taken with non-contact thermometers and answering questions to determine their potential exposure.

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

October 11, 2014 - 9:59am

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.

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Millennials: We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists

October 11, 2014 - 9:45am

Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.

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Comer Cottrell, Creator Of The People's Jheri Curl, Dies At 82

October 11, 2014 - 8:32am

Cottrell died last Friday in Plano, Tex. His do-it-yourself product brought more affordable curly hair to the masses.

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