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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

Sun, 2014-08-24 23:25

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.

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Burger King In Talks To Buy Canada's Tim Hortons

Sun, 2014-08-24 21:15

The companies say Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Ontario-based Tim Hortons Inc. would continue to operate as separate brands but would share corporate services.

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Latecomers Bring Fresh Outrage To Weary Ferguson

Sun, 2014-08-24 13:25

As the streets of Ferguson, Mo., calm down, new protesters are arriving to carry on demonstrations.

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Ebola Outbreak Emerges In Central Africa

Sun, 2014-08-24 13:02

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Northern California

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Bay Area of California early Sunday morning. The quake caused some injuries and heavy damage to buildings, particularly in Napa.

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American Journalist Freed After Nearly Two Years In Captivity

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

New England native Peter Theo Curtis was freed Sunday, after being held by Islamic militants in Syria since October 2012. Another American journalist, James Foley, was killed in Syria last week.

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Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.

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With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59

The disease's spread has been greased by the high commerce and traffic across the region, and nations in the neighborhood of those affected are concerned about the virus arriving within their borders.

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Al-Qaida's Syrian Affiliate Frees U.S. Journalist Held Since 2012

Sun, 2014-08-24 10:41

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.

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Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Shot At West Hollywood Nightclub

Sun, 2014-08-24 09:26

The founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and Death Row Records is reportedly out of surgery after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

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British Ambassador: 'We Are Close' To Identifying Foley's Killer

Sun, 2014-08-24 08:01

Peter Westmacott says that British officials, using sophisticated voice analysis, are close to identifying the Islamic State militant who beheaded the U.S. journalist.

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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

Sun, 2014-08-24 07:44

When disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers from all over the world normally flood the zone. This time, fear of the virus is keeping experts from answering West Africa's calls for help.

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Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

Sun, 2014-08-24 07:38

Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.

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3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Sun, 2014-08-24 06:18

Ferguson, Mo., was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.

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50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

Sun, 2014-08-24 05:57

In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

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Ukraine Celebrates Independence Day, Pledges $3 Billion For Army

Sun, 2014-08-24 05:54

A parade featuring armored personnel carriers and beret-clad soldiers marks the 23rd anniversary since Kiev broke from Russia's orbit at the end of the Cold War.

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Iceland Lowers Volcano Warning

Sun, 2014-08-24 05:12

Scientists in the island nation say after an earlier sub-glacial eruption, there are no signs of ongoing volcanic activity at Bardarbunga.

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Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.

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University Tackles Sexual Assault Before The Parties Start

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

Students entering the University of New Hampshire will be required to complete an online seminar about sexual assault and are urged to talk with their parents about it before arriving on campus.

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Journalist: It's Not Islam That Inspires U.K.'s Young Jihadis

Sun, 2014-08-24 03:54

The killing of reporter James Foley has brought to light the trend of radicalized U.K. citizens going to fight in Syria and Iraq. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Huffington Post UK's Mehdi Hasan.

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