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American Doctor In Libera Calls U.S. Ebola Response Plan 'Outstanding'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Timothy Flanigan in Liberia about President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will ramp up aid efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.
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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.
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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?
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Calpers Pulls Public Employee Pensions Out Of Hedge Funds

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Calpers says the investment proved to be too complex and not worth the expenses.
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100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.
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Music Review: 'All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

One of the important thinkers in present-day jazz is taking his cue from the 1920's on his latest project. Pianist Jason Moran has released All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller.
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Hagel, Dempsey Defend Obama's Strategy For Fighting ISIS

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday.
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LA Heat Wave Triggers Record Demand For Electricity

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's very hot in Los Angeles. Authorities have asked people to set their air conditioners at no cooler than 78 degrees, some people are without power and the elephants at the LA Zoo are turning to popsicles to cool off.
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ISIS May Be At Peak Strength, With 'Easiest Dominoes' Fallen

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with Ramzy Mardini, who argues that overstating the threat from ISIS could lead the U.S. to another tragic foreign policy mistake.
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Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nutella, launched 50 years ago, has turned into a global phenomenon, boosting demand for hazelnuts. Now producers are looking beyond Turkey's north coast, where most of these nuts are grown.
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Book Review: 'Lovely, Dark, Deep'

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alan Cheuse reviews Joyce Carol Oates' latest collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep.
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A Tiny, $25 Million Mistake

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A small mistake in a contract can cost a company $25 million. But, most of the time, business doesn't work that way.
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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Control Over Research Agenda

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.
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Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.
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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.
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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

Monday, September 15, 2014

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."
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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

Monday, September 15, 2014

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.
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Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Currently, Ebola is known to spread only through contact with body fluids. Some people have worried that Ebola could start spreading through the air. But scientists say that's not likely.
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Egypt Stamps Wrong Canal On Its Postage

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Egyptian government issued stamps to commemorate its historic Suez Canal. But there's one little problem — the photo on the stamp is actually of the Panama Canal.
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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

Monday, September 15, 2014

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.
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