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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:08pm

Antonio Cavalcante helped get a candidate for governor barred after showing that the politician had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator.

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Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:08pm

Traditional methods for containing the Ebola outbreak aren't working fast enough. So some scientists want to bypass the typical trial phases and bring new vaccines directly to people at risk.

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'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 12:04pm

In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.

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U.S. Charges Four Hackers Over Theft Of Games From Microsoft, Army

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 11:17am

The four men were between the ages of 18 and 28 and stole games before they were released. They also stole Apache helicopter simulator software developed by a video game manufacturer.

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Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 11:07am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.

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WATCH: Container Ships Collide In Suez Canal

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 9:08am

The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.

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Ominous Tremors At Mt. Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 4:59am

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, after new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 3:16am

Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 2:40am

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby-boomer parents.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:37pm

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:35pm

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 3:42pm

The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."

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Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 1:40pm

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 1:17pm

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 12:33pm

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

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Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 12:26pm

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:46am

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.

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