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If It's Not About Sex, It Must Be About Money — Unless It's About Power

Sat, 2014-09-06 09:01

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.

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Former IS Hostage Says Museum Shooting Suspect Was His Jailer

Sat, 2014-09-06 08:36

Before now, the former hostages have avoided disclosing details about their captors' identity, out of fears that Westerners still being held by the Islamic State could face retaliation.

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Crews Search For Wreckage Of N.Y. Couple's Plane Near Jamaica

Sat, 2014-09-06 07:26

The plane's occupants are believed to have been real estate developer Larry Glazer, who may have been at the controls, and his wife, Jane, who owned a catalog business.

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Fears Of Sectarian Violence Grow In Baghdad

Sat, 2014-09-06 06:28

As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.

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Bengals' Signing Of Player Will Let Him Pay For Daughter's Cancer Care

Sat, 2014-09-06 06:02

For Devon Still, the Cincinnati Bengals' decision means he'll be able to stay close to his daughter — and it will help pay the roughly $1 million her fight against cancer will require.

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Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

Sat, 2014-09-06 04:57

The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.

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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

Sat, 2014-09-06 04:43

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.

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How Genuine Is Russia's Ceasefire?

Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.

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Russia Rips Up NATO's Rulebook

Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approved a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.

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Reporting From The Site Of The Ebola Outbreak's Origin

Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

The first wave of the Ebola virus struck Liberia's northern Lofa County back in March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton traveled to Lofa, and speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the current situation.

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The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:59

Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."

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Charter Plane Carrying Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:43

A senior State Department official says the flight from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan was rerouted because of a "bureaucratic issue." The State Department says the plane has now landed in Dubai.

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Stinky T-Shirt? Bacteria Love Polyester In A Special Way

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:23

Why does that sleek polyester T-shirt reek after 10 minutes, while the old-school cotton stays relatively sweet? Polyester attracts very different microbes, which may account for that special stink.

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Will Al-Qaida Find Followers In India?

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:21

The Islamist group has established a new franchise in a country with 176 million Muslims. But al-Qaida could find it hard to recruit in India, according to many analysts.

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Manliness In Music: The XY Hits The Hi-Fi

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:20

There's no shortage of songs about what it means to be a man. But what makes some music sound "manly" — and what attracts men to play and listen to certain genres of music? The answers are changing.

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A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy's Strength

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:19

The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.

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Ukraine Cease-Fire Brings End To 5 Months Of Violence

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

After almost five months of conflict, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a truce to end the fighting. More than 2,600 people have died in the violence between the two sides, and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes.

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At NATO Summit, U.S. And Europe Ready New Sanctions Against Russia

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

President Obama and other NATO leaders are returning from Wales, after two days there spent discussing the future of the organization. The summit touched on topics that ranged from Ukraine to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Murder Charges Dredge Memories Of Dark Era In Chile

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

Three more people have been charged in connection with the 1973 murder of Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Luis Andres Henao, Chile correspondent for the Associated Press, explains the situation.

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Health Officials Hope To Speed Up Possible Ebola Cures

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:08

The World Health Organization is holding a special meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to fast-track the development of experimental therapies and vaccines to combat the Ebola outbreak.

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