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The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.
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France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it has created 2,500 jobs.
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OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.
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A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Cowboy" Jack Clement produced and wrote songs for the likes of Johnny Cash and George Jones. On his final album, the late visionary reclaims some of those tunes and makes them his own.
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The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.
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American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
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The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming may hold specimens of DNA from animals who roamed thousands of years ago. Julie Meachem, a paleontologist leading the expedition into the cave, speaks with Audie Cornish about the secrets she hopes to find.
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In Treating Ebola, Doctors Have Only Containment, Not Yet A Cure

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Virologist Thomas Geisbert has spent decades studying Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers. He speaks to Audie Cornish about the current Ebola outbreak, the worst in history, and how it might be contained this time around.
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White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Obama administration is slapping stronger sanctions on Russia. The sanctions — which target key sectors of the Russian economy, including finance and defense — come as a response to Moscow's alleged involvement in Ukraine. The move comes on the same day that the European Union announced sanctions of its own.
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Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Library of Congress has released the rather racy love letters that former President Warren G. Harding sent to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips.
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The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time.
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Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Labor Secretary Tom Perez are traveling to Montgomery County, Md., to highlight workforce training for inmates about to leave prisons and jails. They plan to replicate the county's program around the U.S. by giving federal grant money.
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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Beijing Begins Apparent Corruption Probe Into High-Level Official

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

China has begun investigations into one of the country's senior politicians. Zhou Yongkang was a former domestic security chief, and he's suspected of "serious disciplinary violations."
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White House Accuses Moscow Of Violating Landmark Arms Control Deal

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Obama administration is accusing Russia of testing a banned cruise missile, thus violating a long-standing treaty that helped put an end to the Cold War. To learn more about the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
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One Gaza Family Observes A Grim Holiday In Wartime

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.
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Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.
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Out Of Ukraine, This 'Suitcase' Packs An Immigrant's Story With Humor

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.
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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.
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