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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

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NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.

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UPDATED: After Controversy, Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One Florida mom started a petition calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us had said the Breaking Bad toys were meant for adults.

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CEO Of Major French Oil Company Dies In Plane Accident

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christopher de Margerie, CEO of Total, was 63. He and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

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Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Monday, October 20, 2014

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Nepal Ends Rescue Efforts After Deadly Avalanches In Himalayas

Monday, October 20, 2014

Locals and international tourists are among at least 39 people known to have died in blizzards and avalanches throughout the foothills of Nepal's Himalayan mountain range last week.

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American Catholics Have Mixed Response To Early Synod Report

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Synod is a two-week meeting of Bishops at the Vatican, called by Pope Francis. A tentative report released this week included a softer message toward gay people and divorced individuals.

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Dallas Ebola Patient's Neighborhood Deals With New Stigma

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Vickery Meadow neighborhood area is home to many newly arrived immigrants. The leaders of churches and social service organizations report that volunteers and others aren't showing up for work.

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Family Of Dallas Man With Ebola Quarantined As His Condition Worsens

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, remains hospitalized in critical condition. The relatives he was living with are quarantined.

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Dallas Schools Try Calm Parents Nervous About Ebola

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In Dallas, school officials are working to keep students and parents calm. There have been some reports of children being kept home due to Ebola fears, but largely parents and students are taking the news in stride.

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U.S. Liberian Communities Face A New Set Of Worries

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Liberians in the Dallas area have been joining together as their home country struggles with Ebola. A man in Dallas is the first Ebola case confirmed in the U.S. He had recently traveled to Liberia.

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California Enacts Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."

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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.

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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Black Man In America Today?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NPR's Sam Sanders asked that question of black men in New York and Los Angeles, and he shares just a few of their answers here.

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Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action.

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In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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New Lego Play Kit Features Women In Roles Of 3 Scientists

Monday, August 04, 2014

Lego has made billions of dollars from a mostly male consumer base. But now, the Danish company is renewing its push to appeal to girls with a new kit that includes three female scientists.

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