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Fond Memories Of Ebola Victim Eric Duncan, Anger Over His Death

Thursday, October 09, 2014

He likely contracted the virus when he carried an ailing pregnant woman into her home. Relatives and neighbors in Liberia miss his jovial spirit — and lash out at their government and the U.S.
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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.
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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

Thursday, October 09, 2014

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary, and many are never counted.
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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

Thursday, October 09, 2014

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.
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'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Churches

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Every month, a group in Detroit picks a church that could use an influx of parishioners to fill its pews — and collection baskets. Word spreads on Facebook, and come Sunday, the church is buzzing.
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Homeless In Nashville, Huge In Sweden

Thursday, October 09, 2014

After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.
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Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.
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Man With A Gun Robs Man With A Gun

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

An man in Oregon had a pistol and was openly carrying it which the state permits. The suspect, who had a more powerful gun, approached the man with the pistol and demanded he give him the weapon.
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Boxer Refuses To Hand Over Money To Robber

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Eric Snydor tells KDKA TV that he was working in a convenience store in Pittsburgh when a gunman demanded money. The robber didn't know the clerk was once the Western Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champ.
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British Car Repair Company's Slogan Isn't Necessarily True

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

When one of the company's trucks with the slogan "We Fit" on the back recently got stuck under a bridge, social media hilarity ensued.
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Turkey Pressed To Intervene In Border Town's Fight Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Kobania, a Syrian border town, is being assaulted by militants from the self-described Islamic State. Turkey, with tanks and troops massed a short distance away, is being pressured to step in.
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Refugee Deal Between Australia And Cambodia Sparks Outrage

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Australia last week signed a deal that would allow hundreds of asylum seekers to be resettled in Cambodia. Critics have condemned the deal as both wrong and possibly illegal under international law.
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Kenya's President Faces Landmark Hearing At The Hague

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta is the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court. He faces charges stemming from deadly ethnic violence following the 2007 elections.
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CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base in Anniston.
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Nobel Committee: 3 Scientists Win Chemistry Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."
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Mideast Word Battle: Settlements Versus Neighborhoods

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

In a Morning Edition interview, Israeli leader Netanyahu disputed language used about a housing development in East Jerusalem. Steve Inskeep talks to author Ari Shavit about the Mideast war of words.
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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Seldes was a distinctive presence on Broadway performing in the works of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee among others. She won a Tony Award in 1965.
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36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.
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Videos Of Deadly Police Encounters Grab The Media Spotlight, But Why?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.
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Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won't Work

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.
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