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Ebola 101: The Facts Behind A Frightening Virus

July 10, 2014 - 1:22pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and deadliest on record. But many may not understand how the virus works, how painful the symptoms are, and why some victims are able to recover.

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Samsung Faces Allegation That A Chinese Supplier Used Child Labor

July 10, 2014 - 1:10pm

But the South Korean electronics company's own recent report on conditions at about 100 Chinese suppliers' factories found no child labor, though it did find other violations.

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Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

July 10, 2014 - 12:39pm

The Brazil vs. Germany World Cup semifinal created more activity on Twitter than any other sporting event had. Host Michel Martin learns about how social media has changed the tournament experience.

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Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached

July 10, 2014 - 12:39pm

More than 60 women and girls escaped Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria this week. Host Michel Martin catches up on the latest news from the country with the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.

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In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

July 10, 2014 - 12:39pm

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.

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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

July 10, 2014 - 12:29pm

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.

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Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

July 10, 2014 - 12:27pm

Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the percentage of Democrats in West Virginia is lower than 50 percent for the first time in more than 80 years.

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HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations

July 10, 2014 - 11:35am

HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.

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Germany Asks Top U.S. Spy In Country To Leave

July 10, 2014 - 11:31am

The move comes in the wake of two cases of espionage allegedly involving the U.S. and amid the fallout from the mass surveillance of Germans by the National Security Agency.

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Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad

July 10, 2014 - 10:43am

The country's National Council on Problem Gambling has been airing a cautionary spot featuring a boy whose father wagers his son's savings on Germany.

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Israel's Netanyahu Says No Cease-Fire In Gaza

July 10, 2014 - 10:28am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a cease-fire with Hamas is "not even on the agenda," as the U.N. Security Council prepared for a special session on the renewed violence.

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Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

July 10, 2014 - 9:46am

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo

July 10, 2014 - 9:37am

Most unofficial counts give Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo a slight lead over his opponent, but authorities have cautioned against celebrating until a full tally is released in about 10 days.

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4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas

July 10, 2014 - 8:41am

The suspect in the shootings in Spring, Texas, engaged police in a three-hour standoff before surrendering.

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Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

July 10, 2014 - 8:04am

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.

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From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

July 10, 2014 - 8:03am

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

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Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

July 10, 2014 - 7:26am

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

July 10, 2014 - 5:27am

After years stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, which is why economists are watching it closely.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

July 10, 2014 - 5:27am

After years stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, which is why economists are watching it closely.

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

July 10, 2014 - 5:27am

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.

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