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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 violance" 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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Islamic State Bolsters Its Control Over Northwestern Iraq

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

The militant group known as the Islamic State has reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam, just another instance in its successful offensive in northwestern Iraq. Melissa Block talks with reporter Jane Arraf about the group's gains.

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In Tech Marketing Jobs, Women's Successes Are Rarely Recognized

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.

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Toledo Escapes The Looming Bloom, Turns Its Taps Back On

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.

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Foreigners Flee As Violence Worsens In Libya

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

Conditions in Libya have gone from bad to worse in recent months, with its main airport now a battleground and foreigners pulling out of the country.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Abortion Law

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

A federal judge has ruled an Alabama abortion law unconstitutional. The measure required doctors to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. The ruling comes amid legal fights over just how far states can go to regulate abortion.

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What You Need To Know About Sierra Leone And Ebola

Mon, 2014-08-04 12:18

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.

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