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Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.

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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:11

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.

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The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:03

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.

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Oklahoma Police Ask FBI To Investigate Beheading Incident

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:37

A man, who police say recently tried to convert co-workers to Islam, allegedly severed the head of one of his colleagues after he was fired from his job.

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Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:35

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

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Thai Leader Threatens New Takeover: The TV Soaps

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:57

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he's ordered a complete rewrite of Thailand's daily fare of infidelity and violence, and if it's not done right, he's threatened to do the job himself.

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A Concert With Jay-Z (And India's Leader) Aims To End Poverty

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:32

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues as well as the celebrities.

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Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:55

New websites ending in "health," "doctor" and "clinic" will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they'll purvey bogus medical advice.

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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:11

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:52

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

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And The Million Dollar Hult Prize Goes To A Doc In A Box

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:18

The challenge: come up with a plan to improve healthcare in slums. There were 11,000 entries, featuring everything from bees to chewing gum as part of the proposal. And the winner is...

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Show-And-Tell: Show Us Your Angry Face

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:13

You know the look. Researchers say it's the same all over the world.

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Fire Grounds Hundreds Of Flights At Chicago Airports

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:05

The fire in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Ill., caused numerous flight cancellations at O'Hare and Midway.

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Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

Fri, 2014-09-26 07:00

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

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Marriage Rates Are Falling, And For Some Faster Than Others

Fri, 2014-09-26 06:44

The share of Americans older than 25 who have never been married keeps getting larger. That cohort is growing much faster for black people, even as many say they want to marry one day.

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Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine

Fri, 2014-09-26 06:41

Hungary's national gas operator says the "indefinite" cutoff is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia's Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.

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Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

Fri, 2014-09-26 06:21

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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China: 'Serious' Terrorist Attack Kills 50 In Xinjiang

Fri, 2014-09-26 05:35

First reports of the attack in the largely Muslim region last Sunday said two people had died, but state-run media now say the toll is much higher.

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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

Fri, 2014-09-26 05:03

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.

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More Protests In Ferguson Follow Police Chief's Video Apology

Fri, 2014-09-26 04:31

Thomas Jackson, who apologized in a video released Thursday for the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, faced protesters calling for his resignation.

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