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CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting Children

Mon, 2014-09-08 12:02

A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children have difficulty breathing and wheezing.

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New Option For Getting Rid Of Old Drugs: The Pharmacy

Mon, 2014-09-08 11:52

The Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up its rules so that people will have more ways of disposing of drugs that can be risky to keep around after they're no longer needed.

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Hawks Seek Buyer After NBA Team's Owner Reveals Racially Charged Email

Mon, 2014-09-08 11:36

Controlling owner Bruce Levenson said he had voluntarily told the league about the 2012 email. In it, Levenson asked if the Atlanta Hawks' black fans were keeping white season-ticket holders away.

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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:53

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:54

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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In The County Where Ebola First Struck Liberia, A Cry For Help

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:43

The virus reportedly crossed the border from Guinea into lush Lofa County in March. Health workers risk their lives to care for the sick — and are "flabbergasted" at the lack of international aid.

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After A Tumultuous Summer, Ukrainian Kids Return To School

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:42

With Ukraine in an uneasy cease-fire, schoolkids returned to class this month and attempted to resume normal life. They tell what back-to-school feels like when their country's been at war all summer.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

Sun, 2014-09-07 21:27

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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U.S. Border Patrol Apprehending Fewer Central Americans

Sun, 2014-09-07 13:24

Increased Mexican patrols along that country's southern border may be one factor in the drop in numbers seen by the U.S. Some migrants appear to be giving up and staying in southern Mexico.

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As Scotland Eyes Independence, Poll Gives Edge To Leaving The U.K.

Sun, 2014-09-07 13:03

For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.

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Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

Sun, 2014-09-07 11:54

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

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Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:18

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.

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New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

Sun, 2014-09-07 09:37

The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.

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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:23

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:54

Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

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U.S. Pacific Blue Whales Seen Rebounding Close To Historic Levels

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:12

With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.

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U.S. Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Fighters Near Haditha Dam

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:58

U.S. fighters and bombers carried out the attack in western Iraq's Anbar Province, trying to protect a key piece of Iraq's infrastructure.

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U.S. Launches New Airstrikes To Protect Iraqi Dam

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.

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In Kiev, A New Patriotism Cemented In Russia's Shadow

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Residents of the Ukrainian capital say the conflict has been devastating, yet has also helped forge a real sense of Ukrainian identity.

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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

Sun, 2014-09-07 03:52

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.

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