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Family Of Dallas Ebola Victim Settles With Hospital That Treated Him

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas initially sent Thomas Eric Duncan home when he went to the emergency room. He died at the hospital on Oct. 8.

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Turning Weapons Into High-End Watches

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A high-end jewelry company recycles the components of assault rifles into watches, rings and other luxe jewelry items. Each sale then funds the destruction of weapons in Africa.

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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Manipulation Charges

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

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Fresh Air

Author Richard Ford Says 'Let Me Be Frank' About Aging And Dying

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's new book centers on Frank Bascombe, a 68-year-old man dealing with his aging body, a dying friend and his ex-wife, who has Parkinson's.

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Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.

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All Things Considered

Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.

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South Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.

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Why The KKK Is Reaching Out Beyond White Folks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ku Klux Klan groups are diversifying their aims and marketing themselves to people of color. But these moves aren't new: The Klan has long tried to position itself as a mainstream civic organization.

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The Data You're OK Sharing And What You Don't Want Others To See

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Comet Landing A Success: European Craft Makes 'Fairly Gentle Touchdown'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Millions of miles from Earth, the Philae robotic lander has settled on the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Morning Edition

The Jewish Divide Over Jerusalem's Most Sensitive Holy Site

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Israeli policy bars Jews from praying on the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem hilltop sacred to Jews and Muslims. But some rabbis and right-wing politicians are increasingly challenging the ban.

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Morning Edition

Chicago Or Cleveland: Whose Teams Had More Downs Than Ups?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford ponders which city has had the worst luck in sports. It's hard to decide whether Cubs fans or Cleveland fans deserve the most sympathy for their years of cheering on futility.

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Morning Edition

Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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Morning Edition

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Carol Ann Susi died Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, according to her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom, Debbie, on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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