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Ferguson Community Continues Calls For Answers In Shooting

Saturday, October 11, 2014

There are planned marches and teach-ins in Ferguson all weekend. St. Louis Public Radio's Camille Phillips was at the main march and talks with NPR's Arun Rath about Saturday's events.

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Grandpa Jimmy Casts A Shadow Over Georgia Governor's Race

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jason Carter is a state senator with an eye on the governor's mansion. But if he wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Jimmy Carter, he has to be careful how he uses that legacy.

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Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The antibiotic-resistant bacteria C. difficile can be deadly. Fecal transplants often can cure infections, but have a major ick factor. Capsules of fecal matter deliver the cure more politely.

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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

Saturday, October 11, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.

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Minnesota's Liberian Immigrants Fear Stigma From Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

The community is reeling from the deaths of loved ones back home and local leaders are driving home the message: don't go home to grieve, stay here, protect yourselves.

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U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward

Friday, October 10, 2014

On Friday, the price for benchmark crude oil in the U.S. fell below $85 a barrel. Oil production is outstripping demand by a wide margin and analysts say that situation may continue for a while.

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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Friday, October 10, 2014

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

Friday, October 10, 2014

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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Police, Protesters Clash In St. Louis After Police Shooting

Friday, October 10, 2014

The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.

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Morning Edition

Scientific Memorabilia Up For Auction Later This Month

Friday, October 10, 2014

One item up for bid is an old Apple 1 computer, which is expected to sell for more than $300,000. The auction features other treasures, such as a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles.

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Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

Friday, October 10, 2014

To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.

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Another Black Teen Shot Dead In Missouri Sets Off Protests

Friday, October 10, 2014

An 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis. The incident comes 2 months after the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

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101st Airborne Switches Gears; Prepares To Fight Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

The 101st Airborne leaves for Liberia over the next few weeks to help battle the Ebola outbreak. Soldiers say in some ways, the Ebola virus is a more intimidating enemy than insurgents.

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Visitors Question Dallas Plans After Ebola Patient Dies

Friday, October 10, 2014

Public health officials in Dallas say the risk of acquiring the Ebola virus is small for most people but that message isn't reaching everyone. Some have canceled travel plans to the city.

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U.S. Supreme Court Court Halts Wis. Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Friday, October 10, 2014

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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Ducking Social Issues, GOP Struggles To Keep Conservatives Close

Friday, October 10, 2014

Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

Friday, October 10, 2014

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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Millennial Candidates Face Challenges From Young And Older Voters

Friday, October 10, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Marilinda Garcia of New Hampshire and Democrat Jim Mowrer of Iowa about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Former Texas Cheerleader Behind 'Hook 'Em Horns' Dies At 78

Friday, October 10, 2014

At a pep rally in 1955, Harley Clark displayed his index and pinky fingers extended, with his two middle fingers tucked under his thumb.

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