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American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

Tue, 2014-10-28 10:03

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.

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Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault — From Across The Street

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:47

When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, the staff was surprised to find the strongroom breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.

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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:03

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:51

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:53

What do teachers do outside the classroom? We've gotten hundreds of responses to that question. To list a few: They officiate at weddings, run nonprofits and Jazzercise.

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Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:20

Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.

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Pope Says God Not 'A Magician, With A Magic Wand'

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:18

Speaking at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Francis also affirmed that evolution and the Big Bang are consistent with a creator.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 2014-10-28 07:09

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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Friend Of Accused Boston Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Police

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:46

Prosecutors said Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI agents investigating the April 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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China May Drop 9 Crimes From List Of Death Penalty Offenses

Tue, 2014-10-28 06:01

The move appears to be part of a trend to reduce the use of the death penalty in a country that still executes more people than any other.

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With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Tue, 2014-10-28 05:55

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

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Nurse Amber Vinson Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:49

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

Tue, 2014-10-28 04:01

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."

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Hawaii Lava Flow Less Than 100 Yards From Homes In Pahoa Village

Tue, 2014-10-28 03:18

The flow, which began at Mount Kilauea in June, threatens to take out dozens of homes on the Big Island.

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Facing The Islamic State Threat, Kurdish Fighters Unite

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:39

Kurdish groups have often quarreled among themselves, or at least kept their distance. But Kurds from Iraq and Turkey have been fighting side by side in northern Iraq against the Islamic State.

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Behold The Entrenched — And Reviled — Annual Review

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:39

Performance review season is nearing, and if you're like most people, there's no celebrating that. Studies show that 60 to 90 percent of employees dislike the ritual. So some firms are backing away.

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Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:39

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

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An Ebola Strategy Brings Good News To One Liberian Town

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:39

The town of Foya has had no new cases in a month. Credit goes to a care center and an ongoing effort to calm fears and allow family members to communicate with patients — and view the dead.

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Ford Brothers Lose Toronto Mayor Race, Hold On To Council Seat

Mon, 2014-10-27 18:33

Unofficial results show John Tory beat Doug Ford 40-34 for mayor, a race Rob Ford abandoned after his cancer diagnosis. The latter Ford did keep the Ward 2 council seat his family has held since 2000.

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Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:52

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He worked as an Anglican priest, a journalist, a radio executive, a university professor and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States.

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