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Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

Tue, 2014-08-05 07:30

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

Tue, 2014-08-05 06:34

Also: The queen's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tue, 2014-08-05 06:15

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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U.S. Major General Killed By Insider Attack In Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-08-05 05:17

An attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform shot at service members from the NATO-led coalition. A U.S. official says one service member was killed and 15 were injured.

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

Tue, 2014-08-05 05:05

After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?

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Following Industry Trend, Gannett Will Split Newspaper, Broadcasting Divisions

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:33

Gannett said the move will give the two new companies more "flexibility" to "pursue growth." Time Warner and Tribune Co. have made similar moves.

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In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:49

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim member of the prime minister's cabinet. She resigned over what she said was the U.K.'s "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

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As Truce Takes Effect, Israel Withdraws Troops From Gaza

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:46

The move may not mean the end of the current conflict. The Israel Defense Forces said its troops would maintain a defensive position and respond to any attacks.

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Mon, 2014-08-04 23:44

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.

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When Kids Start Playing To Win

Mon, 2014-08-04 23:40

And, what the adults in their lives should do about it.

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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

Mon, 2014-08-04 23:39

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.

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2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:44

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:36

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.

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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Mon, 2014-08-04 14:01

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

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An Ebola Quarantine In Freetown: People Come And Go As They Wish

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:33

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. All homes exposed to virus have been quarantined. We visited one of them and found the atmosphere there surprisingly relaxed.

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72-Hour Cease-Fire Takes Effect In Gaza

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:04

Israelis and Hamas have agreed to a three-day truce. The proposal by Egypt had been on the table for three weeks.

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Gaza Family Mourns The Loss Of A Son, Brother — And Hamas Militant

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:03

The brother and mother of a Hamas fighter who was killed in a tunnel recall his path into militancy. They're pleased he died for what they consider a good cause.

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Justice Department Finds Excessive Use Of Force At New York Prison

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:34

Adolescent inmates are subject to "extremely high rates of violence" at Rikers Island, according to a civil rights investigation. For male teens, the prison is "broken," a U.S. attorney said.

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Jim Brady, Press Secretary Turned Gun Control Activist, Dies At 73

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.

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Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leader's Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.

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