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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Monday, October 13, 2014

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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Morning Edition

A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Monday, October 13, 2014

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.

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Morning Edition

What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Monday, October 13, 2014

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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All Things Considered

To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sunday, October 12, 2014

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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All Things Considered

'Protocol Breach' Cited In Second Case Of Ebola In Dallas

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

Sunday, October 12, 2014

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.

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Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A health care worker who was caring for the Ebola patient that died, has tested positive for the disease. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to correspondent Jeff Brady, who is covering the story in Dallas.

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Mass Mobs Bring Thousands To Detroit Church Services

Sunday, October 12, 2014

You've heard of flash mobs and cash mobs? Now "mass" mobs are generating interest in historic urban churches. This story first aired on Morning Edition on October 9.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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