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Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down

Sat, 2014-09-20 05:44

Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.

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Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

Sat, 2014-09-20 05:16

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

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Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

Sat, 2014-09-20 04:24

The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

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Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:48

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.

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Analyst: U.S. Needs To 'Deconflict' Syria To Defeat ISIS

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.

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Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

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The Turmoil In Scotland, Expressed By Its Poets

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.

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Organizers Hope U.N. Climate March Will Be Largest In History

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it's time to take concrete action.

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How To Inoculate Angry Teens Against Islamic Extremism

Sat, 2014-09-20 03:34

Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.

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White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

Fri, 2014-09-19 19:43

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

Fri, 2014-09-19 15:08

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.

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Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

Fri, 2014-09-19 14:03

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

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Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:48

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.

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WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:29

Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand-new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.

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Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:27

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:08

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:15

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?

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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:15

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.

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To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:40

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

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NFL Commissioner: 'We Will Get Our House In Order'

Fri, 2014-09-19 11:24

Roger Goodell has been embroiled in controversy over how the league has handled off-field violent behavior of some of its star players. He said he had not considered resigning.

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