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In Arid Iraq, Control Of Water Is Part Of ISIS Arsenal

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:48

Water is a crucial resource to those living along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to researcher Matthew Machowski about how ISIS is using that natural resource as a weapon.

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Kerry Soliciting Aid Funds For Gaza Reconstruction

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Cairo to take part in an international conference on rebuilding Gaza, after Israel's latest military operation against Hamas militants there.

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Postcard From Freetown: On The Beach, Life — And Dreams — Go On

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Even in a city stricken with Ebola, people come to the beach. A man on crutches is out for a walk. Little girls collect a fish and a headless Barbie. And an actress dreams of her big break.

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Morales Is The Favorite In Bolivia Elections

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

Love him or hate him, Bolivia's President Evo Morales is expected to win a third term in today's election. Morales has paved the way for his re-election through his skilled handling of the economy.

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Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

A health care worker who was caring for the Ebola patient that died, has tested positive for the disease. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to correspondent Jeff Brady, who is covering the story in Dallas.

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Ebola Shows Small Signs Of Slowing In Liberia

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

U.S. troops have arrived in Liberia to set up emergency hospitals and start training health workers on Ebola care. Correspondent Jason Beaubien updates NPR's Ari Shapiro on the latest from Monrovia.

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Emotions Linger After Forgotten Events In Alzheimer's Patients

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:22

A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the study's author, Edmarie Guzman-Velez.

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Ebola Diary: The Grave Diggers, The Mistress, The Man On The Porch

Sun, 2014-10-12 03:03

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien is on his third trip to the Ebola hot zone since July. Some things seem different — more international aid, more street life. But some things haven't changed.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:38

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:38

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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A Ride In Monrovia Means Wrestling With Ebola

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:13

Getting around Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital, has become more challenging since the Ebola outbreak began. Passengers and drivers tell NPR how they're coping.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:11

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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CDC Cites 'Breach' In Ebola Protocol As Second Texas Case Emerges

Sun, 2014-10-12 02:01

The worker, who helped care for the first patient to die from the Ebola virus in the U.S., reported a low fever Friday night. The worker, a woman, is in stable condition.

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The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

Sat, 2014-10-11 13:08

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.

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Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections

Sat, 2014-10-11 11:03

The antibiotic-resistant bacteria C. difficile can be deadly. Fecal transplants often can cure infections, but have a major ick factor. Capsules of fecal matter deliver the cure more politely.

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New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

Sat, 2014-10-11 09:27

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

Sat, 2014-10-11 08:49

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

Sat, 2014-10-11 07:59

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

Sat, 2014-10-11 07:46

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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Ebola Deaths Top 4,000; Screening Begins At New York's JFK Airport

Sat, 2014-10-11 06:26

The screening procedure will include passengers having their temperature taken with non-contact thermometers and answering questions to determine their potential exposure.

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