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Florida 'Loud Music' Shooter Michael Dunn Gets Life In Prison

Fri, 2014-10-17 09:10

Dunn was convicted earlier this month in a second trial for the fatal shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis in 2012.

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3-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Proposes To Nurse

Fri, 2014-10-17 08:08

And she says yes! Ibrahim is one of three brothers who lost their mother to Ebola — but survived. While waiting to be reunited with his dad, the little boy fell in love.

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Nigerian Truce With Boko Haram Raises Hopes For Schoolgirls' Release

Fri, 2014-10-17 07:47

The deal, announced by the country's defense chief, included negotiations for the release of more than 200 girls who were abducted by the extremist group in April.

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Take Your Medicine, Tap Your Phone And Collect A Prize

Fri, 2014-10-17 07:37

Apps offer games and rewards to keep you taking your prescription medicine. While rewards may not be for everyone, they could give some people a helpful motivational boost.

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White House Appoints An Ebola 'Czar'

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:38

President Obama has selected former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly disease.

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Bermuda Braces For Hurricane Gonzalo

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:14

The hurricane will hit the British island territory, where residents are making preparations, later today as a Category 4 storm.

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Fri, 2014-10-17 05:27

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

Fri, 2014-10-17 05:16

John Deasy's resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student's hand.

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Just Seeing Charts And Graphs Makes Drug Claims More Credible

Fri, 2014-10-17 04:02

Graphs look so impressive. Even graphs that include no new information made people more likely to think that a drug is effective, a study finds. Can you inoculate yourself against that bias?

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Hong Kong Police Launch Dawn Raid To Dismantle Protest Site

Fri, 2014-10-17 03:20

Officers moved into the camp in the city's congested Mong Kok district, rousing sleeping protesters and clearing the road of metal and bamboo barricades set up by pro-democracy demonstrators.

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New Research Suggests Small High Schools May Help After All

Fri, 2014-10-17 03:03

A New York City entrant in a long-running research controversy over the effectiveness of small high schools.

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

Thu, 2014-10-16 23:21

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

Thu, 2014-10-16 23:20

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

Thu, 2014-10-16 23:18

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

Thu, 2014-10-16 23:16

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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Ebola-Stricken Nurse Appears Well In Video

Thu, 2014-10-16 21:01

Nina Pham, 26, was filmed before being flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick, Md., and then transferred to the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda on Thursday.

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Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals To The World Series

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:23

The bash by leftfielder Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sent St. Louis home, and set up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:20

Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:16

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."

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When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You're OK

Thu, 2014-10-16 14:28

Facebook's newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster.

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