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How Cultures Move Across Continents

13 hours 33 min ago

Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.

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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

13 hours 50 min ago

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

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A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

14 hours 19 min ago

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.

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Tropical Storm Bertha Takes Aim At The Caribbean

14 hours 42 min ago

Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning, while the Dominican Republic has issued a tropical storm watch. The forecast calls for Bertha to head northwest, but stay off the U.S. East Coast.

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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

14 hours 44 min ago

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.

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Ebola Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, WHO Chief Says

15 hours 11 min ago

WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.

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Slow Walkers May Be On Their Way To Dementia

15 hours 25 min ago

New research shows that older people with cognitive problems who walk very slowly may be at greater risk for dementia.

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During Transport, A Giraffe In South Africa Hits Head On Overpass, Dies

16 hours 41 min ago

The truck was carrying two blindfolded giraffes on a busy highway. The journey captured the attention of drivers but came to a tragic end.

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Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

16 hours 48 min ago

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

17 hours 12 min ago

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.

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Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

17 hours 58 min ago

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.

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Court In Uganda Throws Out Anti-Gay Law

18 hours 27 min ago

The decision was a technical one. The court said there was no quorum when Parliament voted on the measure, which made some acts of homosexuality punishable with life in prison.

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Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

18 hours 33 min ago

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.

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Fighting Resumes In Gaza, As Israeli Military Says Cease-Fire Is Over

20 hours 8 min ago

Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores of people.

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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

20 hours 48 min ago

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'

21 hours 35 min ago

Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

21 hours 36 min ago

There is fierce fighting at several dams in Iraq. The extremists of the Islamic State have already deliberately flooded some areas, displacing people, destroying crops and polluting the water supply.

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More Deadly Fighting In Gaza Puts Cease-Fire In Question

21 hours 36 min ago

Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.

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Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

21 hours 36 min ago

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

21 hours 36 min ago

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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