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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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

Clay Aiken: An American Idol On The Campaign Trail In North Carolina

Thursday, October 16, 2014

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has hung up his microphone as he runs for Congress as a Democrat representing the rural center of the state. But the campaign is a long shot.

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Morning Edition

W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Thriving

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

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All Things Considered

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A group of 28 law professors has written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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All Things Considered

Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

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All Things Considered

In Dallas, Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the second healthcare worker in Dallas to test positive for Ebola traveled on a commercial airliner the day before she began exhibiting symptoms.

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All Things Considered

Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forty percent of Americans say they feel at risk for getting Ebola but most say they are likely to survive if they get prompt treatment, according to a poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.

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All Things Considered

In Increasingly Red Louisiana, Democrat Landrieu Struggles To Hold On

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The senator's opponents are tying her to President Obama's unpopular health care and other policies, while she tries to focus on how she's different. Her race will help decide control of the Senate.

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Fresh Air

'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teenage girls explained to writer Hanna Rosin that boys collect sexts like baseball cards or Pokemon cards. "There's so much free porn out there that these pictures serve a different role," she says.

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Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the discovery of a strain in laboratory monkeys in 1989 to the current outbreak.

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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.

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In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.

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Morning Edition

113-Year-Old Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.

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Female Vets Say They'll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A military resume has long been a big plus for political candidates. Only five female veterans have served in Congress, but 11 are running this year — including Republican Wendy Rogers in Arizona.

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CDC To Act Faster When A U.S. Hospital Gets An Ebola Patient

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The CDC is putting more resources into helping hospitals prepare and handle Ebola patients. This, after a nurse treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas became infected with the virus.

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Morning Edition

Santa Cruz Enforces California's Toughest Drought Restrictions

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

California cities are taking drastic measures and none more so than Santa Cruz, where rationing is enforced through penalties. And if you can't afford to pay your fine, there's always Water School.

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