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James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

October 18, 2014 - 7:43am

A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.

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Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons

October 18, 2014 - 7:43am

The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

October 18, 2014 - 7:43am

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

October 18, 2014 - 7:43am

Robert Wood, an electrical engineer at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab, is engineering colonies of RoboBees. They don't sting, and they can be used for surveillance or crop pollination.

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Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

October 18, 2014 - 7:43am

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.

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Supreme Court Allows Texas To Use Voter ID Law In November

October 18, 2014 - 6:15am

A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce photo identification in order to cast ballots.

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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

October 18, 2014 - 5:44am

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.

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The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

October 18, 2014 - 5:42am

They beat the deadly virus. But transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.

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The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

October 18, 2014 - 5:42am

They beat the deadly virus. But transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.

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Universities To Speakers Who've Visited West Africa: En Garde!

October 18, 2014 - 5:37am

Fears of Ebola — not always justified — have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.

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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

October 18, 2014 - 5:36am

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

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