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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

1 hour 18 min ago

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

1 hour 19 min ago

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

1 hour 19 min ago

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

1 hour 21 min ago

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

1 hour 22 min ago

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money's distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

2 hours 28 min ago

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

5 hours 26 min ago

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.

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NFL Players Association Files Appeal Of Ray Rice Suspension

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:49

The NFLPA says the appeal is based on facts it says reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:52

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:32

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.

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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:13

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."

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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:12

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.

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A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:09

An innovative program seeks to fight persistent poverty by helping a struggling family navigate past some of the day-to-day obstacles that keep many people poor.

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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:42

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:42

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

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Vikings Allow Adrian Peterson Back Without Suspension

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:32

Melissa Block talks with Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins about how fans in Minnesota are reacting to the Vikings decision to allow running back Adrian Peterson to play.

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The Answers To Your Questions On Scotland's Independence Vote

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:22

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Marilyn Geewax explain what it would mean if Scotland decides on Thursday to cut its more than 300-year union with the United Kingdom.

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American Doctor In Libera Calls U.S. Ebola Response Plan 'Outstanding'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:19

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Timothy Flanigan in Liberia about President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will ramp up aid efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.

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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:19

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?

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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:19

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.

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