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Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward

Wed, 2014-08-20 08:51

Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.

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Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

Wed, 2014-08-20 07:30

Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.

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Israel's Netanyahu Vows 'A Continuous Campaign' Against Hamas

Wed, 2014-08-20 05:56

The comments come a day after a truce collapsed, leading to the resumption of rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 20 Palestinians have been killed since then.

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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

Wed, 2014-08-20 05:56

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

Wed, 2014-08-20 05:23

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

Wed, 2014-08-20 05:12

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.

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U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist

Wed, 2014-08-20 03:30

A video in which the extremist group the Islamic State claims to execute American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 2014-08-20 03:17

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 2014-08-20 03:17

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Wed, 2014-08-20 03:03

Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?

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Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

Wed, 2014-08-20 01:03

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:36

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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A Tale Of Two Polls

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:34

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

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Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Tue, 2014-08-19 23:33

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:54

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

Tue, 2014-08-19 15:00

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.

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Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

Tue, 2014-08-19 14:23

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:59

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.

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Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:33

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."

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Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting

Tue, 2014-08-19 13:29

Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.

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