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In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 03:37

Liberians have been through a lot. A long devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

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In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 02:31

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:21

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.

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The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:21

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.

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If Slow Is Good For Food, Why Not Medicine?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:20

Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.

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If Slow Is Good For Food, Why Not Medicine?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:20

Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:19

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 01:19

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 18:01

The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.

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Remains Of 1 Of 43 Missing Mexican Students Identified

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:15

In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.

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Is That $1 or $5? Ask This Money Reader For The Blind

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 13:02

The iBill, a new currency reader being offered by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, aims to change how the blind identify different kinds of bills.

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DOJ To Issue New Federal Rules On Profiling

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 10:12

The Justice Department's new rules would prohibit some agents from using factors such as religion to profile, but the rules-change doesn't apply at airports or along the border.

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LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 08:22

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 07:38

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.

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American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt In Yemen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 07:27

American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.

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Tech Week: Online Threats, N. Korean Threats And RIP Clip Art

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 06:08

In this week's roundup of tech headlines, Microsoft bids adieu to the clip art we came to love and the High Court considers how to handle online threats.

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Key Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Pakistani Raid

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 05:53

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.

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