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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 26 min ago

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

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New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 32 min ago

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 23 min ago

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

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UPDATED: Police Deputy Killed, 2 Others Shot By Assailant In California

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 52 min ago

One bystander was also shot by. After an hours-long manhunt, police apprehended a 34-year-old suspect.

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Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 55 min ago

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.

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For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 4 min ago

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.

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Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 6 min ago

The search for the University of Virginia student spanned weeks. Police have charged a 32-year-old man with abduction.

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When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 17 min ago

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

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Shooting At Washington School Leaves 2 Dead, Including Gunman

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 39 min ago

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims; three of them are in critical condition.

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Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 57 min ago

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 5 sec ago

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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'Freakish' Sunspot Wows Astronomers

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 26 min ago

AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares.

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In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 15 min ago

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 30 min ago

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 13 min ago

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 14 min ago

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 21 min ago

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 35 min ago

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 37 min ago

The attacker charged a group of patrol officers in Queens, wounding two of them. A bystander was hit by a stray police bullet as police engaged the assailant.

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 31 min ago

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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