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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Friday, October 31, 2014

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements

Friday, October 31, 2014

The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

Friday, October 31, 2014

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

Friday, October 31, 2014

Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.

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Morning Edition

Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

Friday, October 31, 2014

Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie

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Morning Edition

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Friday, October 31, 2014

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.

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Morning Edition

In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

Friday, October 31, 2014

One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.

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Morning Edition

For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Friday, October 31, 2014

Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.

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Morning Edition

Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

Friday, October 31, 2014

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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Morning Edition

A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

Friday, October 31, 2014

The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program โ€” and the future of the district's technology plans โ€” up in the air.

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Morning Edition

Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Friday, October 31, 2014

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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All Things Considered

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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All Things Considered

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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All Things Considered

Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.

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All Things Considered

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.

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All Things Considered

The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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