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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 54 min ago

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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Maine Judge Issues Order Restricting Nurse's Movements

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 31 min ago

Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.

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No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 32 min ago

The French town of Vendarques has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 35 min ago

Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Exposes Origin Of Harry Potter's 'Twee' Nemesis

NPR Books - 6 hours 2 min ago

Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.

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Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 36 min ago

The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.

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Burkina Faso's Military Takes Power After President Resigns

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 33 min ago

Blaise Campaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 48 min ago

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 32 min ago

Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?

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Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 34 min ago

Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.

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Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 51 min ago

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — not because it makes the game more fair, but more fun.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 38 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 38 min ago

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 38 min ago

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 38 min ago

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 7 min ago

Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.

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Eric Frein, Suspect Wanted In Shooting Death Of Trooper, In Custody

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 2:45pm

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers at the Pocono Mountains more than a month ago. He was described as a survivalist.

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 2:45pm

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

NPR Books - October 30, 2014 - 2:20pm

Michel Faber's best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.

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Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 1:56pm

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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