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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:51

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:38

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:38

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

Thu, 2014-10-30 13:06

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:42

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:42

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:40

Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.

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Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:40

Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:35

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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Watchdog Says Feds Shouldn't Have Let Man Take Grenade Parts To Mexico

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:34

The case, in which agents watched a man to go through with potentially illegal, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:38

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:27

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

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World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

Wed, 2014-10-29 19:23

Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up on run. He won Game 5, with a complete game shutout. On Wednesday night, on two days' rest, he finished the job.

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WATCH: On Sandy Anniversary, Gov. Chris Christie Faces Off With Heckler

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:36

Christie, known for fierce confrontations with detractors, finished this particular exchange by saying, "Sit down and shut up."

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Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Says He Can't Afford His Own Operation

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:32

John Spinello missed out on a lot of money, because he sold his patent for the legendary game for just $500. Over the past few years, things have been rough for Spinello.

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:05

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:11

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:06

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.

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After The Waves, Staten Island Homeowner Takes Sandy Buyout

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:03

Staten Islander Stephen Drimalas barely survived Hurricane Sandy. Now he and several Staten Islanders will sell their oceanfront homes to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood-prone areas.

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Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:00

The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.

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