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Should Short Beards Be Allowed Behind Bars?

Mon, 2014-10-06 12:26

Arkansas prisoner Gregory Holt hand-wrote a 15-page petition without the help of lawyers, arguing that he be permitted to wear a beard as part of his religion. The Supreme Court will hear the case.

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Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

Mon, 2014-10-06 12:03

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.

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Mexican President Says He's 'Indignant' Over Case Of Missing Students

Mon, 2014-10-06 11:35

Over the weekend, police found the mass graves that are thought to contain the bodies of some of the students.

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On China's Mainland, A Less Charitable Take On Hong Kong's Protests

Mon, 2014-10-06 10:31

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong largely have been peaceful, but many mainland Chinese see the demonstrators as spoiled troublemakers who are asking for too much, too soon.

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From GIs To Gen Z (Or Is It iGen?): How Generations Get Nicknames

Mon, 2014-10-06 09:02

Baby boomers, Generation X, millennials — every generation has a name. But where do these names come from, who chooses them, and why do we need them?

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Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:40

The Nebraska Medical Center is the largest of four high-level biocontainment patient care units in the U.S.

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NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Mon, 2014-10-06 08:32

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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