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Ebola Patient Being Treated In Maryland Is In Critical Condition

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:52

The American patient, whose identity hasn't been publicly released, was taken to the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center last week, after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:45

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a Chicago sandwich classic: the pork chop sandwich from Jim's Original. They leave the bone in — for flavor, and for danger.

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Elton John Leads Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana Over 'Synthetic Children' Remarks

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:27

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.

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Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread

Mon, 2015-03-16 09:15

The quick rise of measles infections in the wake of cases reported among Disneyland visitors underscores how even a small dip in vaccination rates can allow the virus to spread.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:23

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking —both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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There's Officially An Upside To Boston's Brutal Winter

Mon, 2015-03-16 08:16

Nearly 3 inches fell Sunday night in Boston — making this winter the city's snowiest ever.

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Pew: Nearly One-Third Of Americans Hiding Information Online

Mon, 2015-03-16 07:12

While Americans are deeply divided over whether government surveillance is serving the public interest, one-third of those surveyed are taking steps to hide their personal information online.

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After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

Mon, 2015-03-16 06:57

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," President Baldwin Lonsdale says. He was at a conference in Japan when the storm hit.

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Russia's Putin: 'Life Would Be Too Dull Without Rumors'

Mon, 2015-03-16 05:37

Vladimir Putin's disappearance from the public eye prompted a flurry of rumors about his health, or even a possible coup. He dismissed all that Monday.

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Vanuatu President Calls For Help After 'Monster' Cyclone

Mon, 2015-03-16 03:33

President Baldwin Lonsdale told The Associated Press that the storm, which hit over the weekend, damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital. Six are confirmed dead, he said.

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A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role in Thought And Emotion

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:08

Jonathan Keleher is one of a handful of people known to have lived their entire lives without a cerebellum. His experiences are helping scientists show how this brain structure helps shape who we are.

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A Rail Line That Crosses Jerusalem's Divide, But Can't Unite It

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:05

The city's light rail has attracted Israeli and Palestinian riders. But it has also been a source of controversy in a conflict where even the trains are freighted with political significance.

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Spring Training Has Begun — For Baseball, And For Candidates

Sun, 2015-03-15 23:02

Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.

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Amid Rising Concern About Addiction, Universities Focus On Recovery

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:17

The Center for Students in Recovery at the University of Texas is one of a small but growing number of programs catering to former addicts at U.S. colleges and universities.

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Nuclear Talks Resume With Iran

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:15

NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Peter Kenyon about the resumption of nuclear talks with Iran, as Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's foreign minister in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Arrest Made In Ferguson Police Shooting

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:15

The St. Louis County Police Department arrested a suspect in the shooting that wounded two police officers last Thursday in Ferguson, Mo. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Emanuele Berry of St. Louis Public Radio about the arrest and investigation.

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Police Dog On Payroll: 'Indiana Bones' Is Woman's Best Friend

Sun, 2015-03-15 13:15

Dogs are routinely used by police forces for crime investigations, drug sniffing or search and rescue missions. But to L.A. county K-9 handler, Karina Peck, "Indy" the dog is more than a co-worker.

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Massive Protests Against Brazil's President Seek Her Ouster

Sun, 2015-03-15 11:44

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says protesters don't just want Dilma Rousseff gone: They are demanding the ruling party be booted as well. Some estimates say 1 million people protested across Brazil.

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Kerry To Resume Talks Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Sun, 2015-03-15 10:38

Today's meeting in Switzerland comes a week after 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran suggesting any deal reached would lapse the day President Obama leaves office.

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Arrest Made In Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson, Police Say

Sun, 2015-03-15 09:37

The St. Louis County Police Department announced the arrest on social media. A news conference announcing the details of the arrest was scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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