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When Reassuring Isn't: Needless Rush To Test For Ebola On Cruise 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:00 -0400 
    Officials in Galveston, Texas, meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say the rush (which included a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter) was needlessly alarming.

One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy' 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0400 
    When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:46:00 -0400 
    Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.

Indiana Officials Say Man Has Led Them To Multiple Bodies 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:37:00 -0400 
    The suspect in custody confessed to one murder and subsequently led police to six other corpses in northwestern Indiana.

In The Big Easy, Food Vendors Create A Little Honduras 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:53:00 -0400 
    Thanks to a quirk of history, New Orleans has long had a Honduran population, but it exploded post-Katrina. Nearly a decade later, Hondurans have created a vibrant, if underground, culinary community.

Hong Kong Leader Blames 'External Forces' For Joining Protests 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:21:00 -0400 
    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who student activists have demanded step down, says "different countries in different parts of the world" are helping stoke unrest in the Chinese territory.

Latest Developments In The Ebola Story 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:14:00 -0400 
    The family of the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease ends a 21-day observation period with no symptoms. Meanwhile, the WHO declared Nigeria Ebola-free.

N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:23:00 -0400 
    Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:23:00 -0400 
    Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:23:00 -0400 
    Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

U.S. Airdrops Weapons, Ammo, Medical Supplies To Kurds In Kobani 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:38:00 -0400 
    In an effort assist Kurdish forces in the Syrian border town, the U.S. military said Sunday the dropped supplies were meant to help resistance to Islamic State efforts to control Kobani.

Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:26:00 -0400 
    The 101 Freeway slices right through the wilderness in and around Los Angeles, separating local mountain lion populations. To mate and avoid inbreeding, the animals must risk the dangerous crossing.

The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:24:00 -0400 
    The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?

Tennessee Holds Parents Accountable For Children Born Addicted 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:22:00 -0400 
    NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.

Texas Center Part Of New Effort To Detain Illegal Immigrants 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:22:00 -0400 
    Detaining, rather than releasing, migrants has become a controversial policy for the White House. NPR's John Burnett talks about his recent trip to a new family detention center site in Dilley, Texas.
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