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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases ... For Now

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:07

Although there are seven same-sex-marriage cases pending before the court, the justices like to thoroughly vet a big issue like this before they choose which cases to hear and when.

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The Cycling Desk: Work Out And Charge Your Phone During A Trip

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:39

Stationary bikes that power your gadgets as you pedal are this week's innovation pick. They've already appeared in railway stations and airports in Europe and may be for sale later this year.

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A Glimmer Of Hope: Nigeria May Have Beaten Ebola

Thu, 2014-10-02 10:26

In the midst of worldwide panic over Ebola, Africa's most populous nation has started to celebrate. Nigeria's outbreak began in July, and now the country is on the verge of victory.

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Liberia To Prosecute U.S. Ebola Patient For Allegedly Lying On Questionnaire

Thu, 2014-10-02 09:59

Officials say that Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who was diagnosed in Dallas with Ebola, lied on an airport form asking whether he'd been in contact with anyone infected with the disease.

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Turkish Parliament OKs Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Thu, 2014-10-02 09:59

Turkey had declined to join the international coalition launching attacks against Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Today and by a large margin, the country's parliament approved military action.

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Fox's 'Gracepoint': An American Remake Best Viewed With Fresh Eyes

Thu, 2014-10-02 08:58

Fox's new show Gracepoint is a remake of a British murder mystery, Broadchurch. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says those who saw the original might want to watch the new series with someone who hasn't.

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Live at 12:30 PM (ET): What's Next With The Ebola Disaster?

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:57

How did a single case of Ebola in Guinea turn into a crisis that has now reached the United States? Four experts join NPR in a webcast to talk about how this happened — and how to stop further spread.

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Ukraine Rebels Break Truce To Make Push For Donetsk Airport

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:14

Kiev's forces and pro-Russia separatists have resumed fighting over the government-held airport.

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The Outhouse — And Other Rooms — Get A 21st Century Makeover

Thu, 2014-10-02 07:11

Some people are spending more time in their backyard — in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.

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Grand Slam Helps Giants Shutout Pirates In Playoff Game

Wed, 2014-10-01 20:51

The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

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Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Wed, 2014-10-01 16:27

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was convicted in January of 2013, but his sentencing was delayed after the government revealed it had attained evidence from secret NSA electronic surveillance.

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One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

Wed, 2014-10-01 15:28

The picture shows the walrus huddled up on an Alaskan beach. Usually, they would spread out on sea ice. But this year, it's all melted.

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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Wed, 2014-10-01 14:40

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:43

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:39

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:33

The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:08

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:07

Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.

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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:56

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

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