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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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The Quandary At Jackson Hole: Is It Time To Step Back From Stimulus?

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

With the economy showing signs of positive momentum, the Federal Reserve is facing familiar questions at its monetary symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Chief among these: Are interest rates too low? Robert Siegel asks Alan Blinder of Princeton University.

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Bank Of America Settles With Feds And States For Record Amount

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

In the latest fallout from misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis, Bank of America has agreed to a record $16.65 billion deal with federal and state governments. The deal helps the bank avoid prosecution for the fraudulent sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors.

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The Siege Deepens In Eastern Ukraine's Donetsk

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

There are reports of heavy shelling on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, as government forces try to take the city from pro-Russian separatists. Meanwhile, thousands of the city's residents are trying to flee the fighting.

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Israel Unrolls New Series Of Strikes Against Hamas Leadership

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.

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Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

People are afraid to go to the doctor. Clinics have lost staff to the virus. Basic supplies aren't there. Ebola will have an impact on everything from malaria treatment to maternal health.

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BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago

August 21, 2014 - 4:01pm

Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn't there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this ...

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A Year Later, Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Gone, But Siege Remains

August 21, 2014 - 3:46pm

The Damascus suburb hit by a deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago remains surrounded by Syrian government forces who are still trying to squeeze the rebels out.

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Would A Prize Help Speed Development Of Ebola Treatments?

August 21, 2014 - 3:34pm

Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.

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Would A Prize Help Speed Development Of Ebola Treatments?

August 21, 2014 - 3:34pm

Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.

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The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola

August 21, 2014 - 3:29pm

The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick, most likely with Ebola. The world was deeply touched. And hoped for a miracle. But his story has a sad end.

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The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola

August 21, 2014 - 3:29pm

The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick, most likely with Ebola. The world was deeply touched. And hoped for a miracle. But his story has a sad end.

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U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014 - 2:43pm

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.

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U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014 - 2:43pm

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.

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The Sleepy Road Near Our National Conversation On Race

August 21, 2014 - 1:17pm

National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.

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When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

August 21, 2014 - 12:49pm

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.

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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

August 21, 2014 - 12:47pm

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

August 21, 2014 - 12:05pm

The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.

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Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

August 21, 2014 - 11:50am

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a May putsch against the country's democratically elected government, was approved unanimously by a hand-picked legislature.

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Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?

August 21, 2014 - 11:13am

A pair of authors believe that certain traits such as ruthlessness and fearlessness can enhance your life.

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