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Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

Thursday, October 30, 2014

McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.

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Morning Edition

Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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All Things Considered

As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.

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All Things Considered

After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stephen Drimalas fled his home as the storm hit, and it was badly damaged. Now he and some of his neighbors are selling their property to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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All Things Considered

To Tackle Sexual Assault Cases, Colleges Enlist Investigators-For-Hire

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. Some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.

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All Things Considered

Some On Public Housing Waitlists Are Moving To Get Vouchers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waitlists for vouchers in big cities are often years long, or closed altogether. So some people seeking housing aid are heading to small cities, like Cheyenne, Wyo., because of shorter wait times.

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All Things Considered

Most Cavs Fans Willing To Forgive LeBron On His Return To Cleveland

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LeBron James is back and Cleveland is getting psyched. Local basketball fans seem to be willing to forgive James for leaving town in search of NBA glory in Miami. As Thursday's season opener approaches, bar and restaurant owners are anticipating record business, sports talk radio is buzzing with hope, and a massive mural of James in a Cavaliers uniform is going up on the side of a downtown building. This year marks a half century since the Cleveland Browns won the city's last sports championship and Clevelanders are looking to quench the thirst of a long dry spell.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Nurse Fights Second Quarantine In Maine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The debate over how to monitor people returning from areas stricken by Ebola in West Africa heated up on Wednesday, with a nurse in Maine threatening to violate her state's quarantine policy.

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All Things Considered

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's 'Independent Sheen' Has Faded

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

With less than a week to go before Election Day, the governor's race in Colorado remains tight between Democrat incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez. Melissa Block talks to Denver Post political reporter John Frank about the race.

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Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.

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Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Maine To Enforce Quarantine For Nurse Who Worked In West Africa

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kaci Hickox, who was first placed in isolation in New Jersey after her return over the weekend from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, has refused to abide by a "voluntary" quarantine in the state.

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Weekly Innovation: Friendly Roadways Just A Wave Away

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ever wish you could thank someone for letting you cut in while stuck in traffic? This simple hand symbol attached to your car's rear wiper promises to take a bit of the tension out of a rough commute.

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Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."

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Morning Edition

Doctor Delivered Baby Who Grew Up To Be His Heart Surgeon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Forty-five years ago, a young obstetrician brought a baby boy into the world. Last month that baby — now a heart surgeon — gave the doctor who delivered him new life.

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Morning Edition

Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.

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Morning Edition

Red Cross 'Diverted Assets' During Storms' Aftermath To Focus On Image

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica reveals how the Red Cross increased its focus on public relations while it struggled to meet basic needs of storm victims.

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All Things Considered

Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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All Things Considered

Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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All Things Considered

Paper Outraged After FBI Used Fake 'Seattle Times' Site To Install Spyware

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Seattle Times is protesting the FBI's use fake emails designed to look like news stories from the paper. The emails were used to lure a suspect into downloading spyware.

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