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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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Ebola-Stricken Nurse Appears Well In Video

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nina Pham, 26, was filmed before being flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick, Md., and then transferred to the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda on Thursday.

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All Things Considered

Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Could Learn Lessons From Africa's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dr. Lewis Rubinson, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in west Africa. He shares the lessons he learned in treating patients.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Judge Leads County's Ebola Response

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. As the chief-elected official of the county, Jenkins is also responsible for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

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Cardinals' Playoff Success Dampened By Ferguson Protests

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals may be eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs on Thursday night. The community around the Gateway City is still tense in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.

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All Things Considered

Interfaith Chaplains Revitalize An Old Role On College Campuses

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A third of young Americans report no religious affiliation. Given the odds, you might expect life around a college chaplain's office to be pretty dull these days. Not so.

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Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's now-rollicking U.S. Senate battle is turning it into a battleground, complicating efforts to predict which party will emerge from the midterm elections with control over the chamber.

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In Crisis, Philadelphia Public Schools Revoke Teachers' Contract

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mounting debt, concentrated poverty and a political fight have nudged its school system to the brink of insolvency. With nowhere else to cut, district officials voided the teachers' union contract.

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All Things Considered

Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in NYC are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed.

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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Nurse Nina Pham To Be Transferred To NIH For Ebola Treatment

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The first of two nurses who became infected after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital will be moved to a "high-level containment" facility at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

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Morning Edition

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

Crude Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Refuse To Cut Production

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The price of oil is down and continues to drop. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to thank, in part, for the lower prices at the pump as it fights to keep its place in the market.

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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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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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