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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

12 hours 38 min ago

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

13 hours 22 min ago

Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?

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Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

13 hours 24 min ago

Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.

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Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

14 hours 41 min ago

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — not because it makes the game more fair, but more fun.

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In An Online, On-Demand Age, Reruns Are Getting Redefined

15 hours 28 min ago

FX's new digital platform,Simpson's World features all 25 years' worth of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

15 hours 28 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

15 hours 28 min ago

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

15 hours 28 min ago

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

15 hours 28 min ago

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives

15 hours 57 min ago

Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:56

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:51

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:38

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:38

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:06

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:42

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:42

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:40

Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.

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