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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:32

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.

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Life Goes On, Even With The Spectre Of Ebola

Sat, 2014-08-23 03:03

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Sat, 2014-08-23 01:37

The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

Sat, 2014-08-23 01:28

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.

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Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

Fri, 2014-08-22 22:30

The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.

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Extreme Surrogacy: Man With 16 Infants Wants 10-15 More Per Year

Fri, 2014-08-22 19:39

Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case surrounding a 24-year-old Japanese businessman.

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In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:51

The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:25

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:09

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:51

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:43

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.

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Little League Phenom Takes Her Exit, But The Series Goes On

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.

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With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand?

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

The U.S. continues to mount airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, but some analysts say the campaign is not broad enough.

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Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

Fri, 2014-08-22 12:06

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but those hedge funds have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens will suffer as a result?

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Fri, 2014-08-22 11:32

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

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White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:56

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.

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First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

Fri, 2014-08-22 10:33

There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

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