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Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

Thursday, October 23, 2014

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

Thursday, October 23, 2014

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

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ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict, many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which it says is harsh and arbitrary.

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Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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Why Do Ebola Mortality Rates Vary So Widely?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How is it that Ebola mortality rates can be as high as 70 percent in some parts of the world, and as low as 30 percent in others? Robert Siegel talks with virologist Daniel Bausch.

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UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.

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U.S., Canada Use Different Approaches To Defend Against Terrorism

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. She describes the different ways that Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have responded to acts of random terrorist violence, both real and alleged.

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In Missouri, A Tale Of Two Fergusons

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The argument over how race plays a role in the interaction between police and residents of color has flared in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's surprising to some of the small city's white residents who say the depiction of Ferguson is all wrong.

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Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

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Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.

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Bring Home A Taste Of Paris The Easy Way With French Bistro Brisket

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Steven Raichlen says slow cooking can transform beef brisket from a dry, tough cut of meat into something "incredibly rich and soulful."

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Parliament Attack Shakes Otherwise Quiet Ottawa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canadian police have identified the man who went on a shooting spree in the Canadian capital on Monday. The shooter killed a soldier before entering Parliament where he was shot dead by an official.

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Pirates, Princesses, Witches And Vampires: Stocking Costumes Is Serious Business

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Costume shop owners think about stocking their shelves like investors think about putting together stock portfolios. They need a diverse mix of classic costume favorites and risky hot new things.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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Retrial Of Texas Arson Case Ends With Surprise Guilty Plea

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Dave Mann of the Texas Observer about the conclusion of the retrial of Ed Graf on arson charges. On Wednesday, Graf pleaded guilty while the jury was still in deliberations.

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New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Music Review: 'You're Dead!' By Flying Lotus

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It's all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.

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