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Alabama Attorney General's 1976 Letter Told KKK Off In 3 Short Words

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As part of our series Letters of Note, former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley tells Audie Cornish how he once replied to an angry letter from the Ku Klux Klan.
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Blizzard, Avalanches Kill More Than 27 Trekkers In Nepal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks to BBC correspondent Andrew North about the blizzard and avalanches in Nepal that have killed at least 27 trekkers. The dead include hikers as well as Nepali herders and guides.
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Dallas Judge Leads County's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. As the chief-elected official of the county, Jenkins is also responsible for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.
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Corporate Egg Freezing Offers May Send The Wrong Message

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Apple and Facebook now offer egg freezing to female employees. Audie Cornish talks to Emma Rosenblum, an editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, about what the move means for women's careers.
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Cardinals' Playoff Success Dampened By Ferguson Protests

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals may be eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs on Thursday night. The community around the Gateway City is still tense in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.
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Health Officials Face Ebola Questions On Capitol Hill

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A day after news that a second healthcare worker in Texas has Ebola, members of Congress grilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Tom Frieden about the federal response.
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Interfaith Chaplains Revitalize An Old Role On College Campuses

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A third of young Americans report no religious affiliation. Given the odds, you might expect life around a college chaplain's office to be pretty dull these days. Not so.
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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's now-rollicking U.S. Senate battle is turning it into a battleground, complicating efforts to predict which party will emerge from the midterm elections with control over the chamber.
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In Crisis, Philadelphia Public Schools Revoke Teachers' Contract

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mounting debt, concentrated poverty and a political fight have nudged its school system to the brink of insolvency. With nowhere else to cut, district officials voided the teachers' union contract.
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Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.
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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.
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Spreadsheets, Ex-Cons And A Karate Studio: Life At The Bottom Of The Debt Business

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Not all debt collectors work at banks or big, corporate agencies. Many work at small, storefront shops. At least one worked in a former karate studio.
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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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Capricorn In Retrograde: Macon's Endangered Musical History

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Georgia town was home to Otis Redding, Little Richard and Capricorn Records, a label that played a key role in the birth of Southern rock. Now, many of the city's musical landmarks are threatened.
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Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Peña's fans, lamenting her death on Latino social media, expressed frustration that such a talented actress could not break away from stereotypical roles.
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Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.
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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.
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'Citizenfour' Charts The Early Days Of Snowden's NSA Revelations

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras about her new film, Citizenfour that charts her meeting with Edward Snowden and his subsequent revelations about government surveillance.
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Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The White House abruptly cancelled President Obama's campaign trip on Wednesday so he could hold a meeting on the federal response to Ebola.
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Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.
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