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White House Sharpens Focus On ISIS Moves In Anbar Province

Friday, October 17, 2014

Militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, control about 80 percent of Iraq's Anbar Province. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey says ISIS could eventually shell Baghdad Airport.
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Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.
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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

Friday, October 17, 2014

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.
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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

Friday, October 17, 2014

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.
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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

Friday, October 17, 2014

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.
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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.
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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

Friday, October 17, 2014

"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.
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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.
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LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.
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'Midnight In Mexico': The Alt.Latino Interview With Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Corchado covered the Mexican drug war during its bloodiest peak. He joins Alt.Latino to discuss his book Midnight In Mexico and the music he enjoyed while writing it.
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Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.
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Builder Constructs Home On Wrong Lot

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri built a home in Florida. It's likely their house will end up in court. Two surveyors made a mistake, and the house was built on a lot that doesn't belong to them.
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Restaurant Dedicated To Mac And Cheese Opens In Los Angeles

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kelly Chapman's MacOlicious started as a food truck, and now it's a brick and mortar eatery — specialties include mac and cheese with lobster or crab and of course bacon.
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Clinics Caught Up In Appeal Process Of Texas Abortion Law

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A legal battle over a tough abortion law in Texas reached the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The court ruled some clinics that provide abortion may reopen — even though they don't comply with the law.
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Black Students Gather At Harvard To Watch 'Dear White People'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.
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Ebola Blame Game Takes The Stage At Midterm Election Debates

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.
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Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Kansas City Royals just keep winning. After a 28-year postseason drought, the team is headed to the World Series to face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Ebola Virus Takes Center Stage In Washington

Thursday, October 16, 2014

President Obama has canceled travel plans. Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden appears before a congressional panel to answer questions on U.S. Ebola preparedness.
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Justice Department's Civil Rights Division To Get Interim Leader

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ACLU deputy legal director Vanita Gupta will lead the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. She will likely be nominated for Senate confirmation to hold the job permanently.
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USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives an update on the construction of new hospitals — and the outlook for Ebola — in afflicted parts of West Africa.
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