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Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:51

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. To help stop the virus, health workers are putting up Ebola awareness posters around the country. One doctor explains why they're so graphic.

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Assessing The Scope And Scale Of American Aid For Kurds In Iraq

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:47

Brett McGurk is the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran. He joins Robert Siegel to explain U.S. policy on Iraq.

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Met Police chief makes theft arrest

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:46
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner cuts short a BBC radio interview to jump into a minicab and make an arrest.

Sandwich Monday: The Dahlia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:42

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try The Dahlia, from Denver Biscuit Co. It's a breakfast sandwich served on a French toast biscuit.

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New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:38

The start to the school year in New Orleans offers a landmark moment in U.S. education. For the first time, a major urban school district will operate entirely with charter schools.

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Cannibals wins Edinburgh drama prize

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:36
Cannibals, a play set in an ex-Soviet war zone by British playwright Rory Mullarkey, is awarded the £10,000 James Tait Black prize for drama.

NI team star at GB Transplant Games

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:35
The Northern Ireland team arrive back home from the British Transplant Games in Bolton having won 53 medals.

Tornados to be ready for Iraq role

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:29
RAF Tornado jets are to be sent for possible use in the aid operation in northern Iraq, where many thousands of people are fleeing Islamist fighters.

To Resolve Feud Over Fracking, Colo. Democrats Turn To Plan C

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has declared a compromise to avert a fight over oil and gas drilling. It's meant to solve fracking-related disputes, but it also serves Democrats' political interests.

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Turmoil At The Top Raises The Specter Of A Coup In Baghdad

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

Vivian Salama of the Associated Press joins Melissa Block to talk about the latest developments in Iraq — including a power struggle in Baghdad and the U.S. response to dangers facing Kurdish and Yazidi peoples.

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FBI Opens Probe Into The Police Shooting That Roiled St. Louis

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

Rioting broke out in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where police shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Sunday. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting that preceded the riots.

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Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.

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Strapped And Stretched, Non-Profits Struggle To Defend Immigrant Minors

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

The Obama administration claims there are fewer unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; nevertheless, deportation hearings have accelerated. The situation has created a new challenge: There's a shortage of pro-bono attorneys to represent the immigrant children in immigration court.

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A Witness To Iraq's Yazidi Exodus

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

The heart of Iraq's refugee crisis lies in the country's north, where the Yazidi people, a religious minority, are fleeing the approach of Islamic State militants.

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A Snapshot Of The Spike In Inequality, As Seen From Dayton

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:14

A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.

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Has the Affordable Care Act changed your life?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:10

We want to know whether or not the Affordable Care Act has changed your life in a negative or positive way.

If it has, tell us how by emailing us or tweeting us @MarketplaceWknd.

We'll be talking about it all week online, and will feature some of your stories in next week's show.

VIDEO: MPs call for alcohol warning labels

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:07
A parliamentary group is lobbying for health warnings on all alcohol packaging, similar to those found on cigarette packs.

Travel warning after storm hits

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Parts of Scotland are badly affected by high winds and heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.

Maliki spurned in new Iraq PM choice

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled PM Nouri Maliki, as details emerge of the plight of Yazidis in Kurdistan.

WATCH: Rescue Mission In Iraq Leaves Everyone Onboard In Tears

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:03

New footage shows dramatic operations to help people stranded in mountains in northern Iraq. As people flee militants, the Pentagon says its airstrikes have slowed but not stopped the Islamic State.

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