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Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 2:13pm

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 11:05am

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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U.S.-Led Strikes In Syria Have Killed 553, Activists Say

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 11:02am

Most of those killed — 464 — were fighters with the Islamic State. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also counted 32 civilians among the dead.

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How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 9:55am

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

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Ottawa Attack Seen As Canada's Security Wake-Up Call

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 8:41am

In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday's attack, that's likely to change.

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I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 8:41am

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

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Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 8:31am

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 8:00am

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 7:49am

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 7:11am

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is membership falling?

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 6:52am

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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Canada's Parliament Gives Sergeant-At-Arms Standing Ovation

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 6:42am

Kevin Vickers, 58, is being hailed as a hero for reportedly firing the shots that took down the gunman in Ottawa.

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Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 4:58am

Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.

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Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Is Free Of Ebola

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 4:32am

Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, reportedly had no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.

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Mother Of Ottawa Gunman: 'I Am Mad At Our Son'

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 3:56am

A man identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was killed by police in a Parliament building in Ottawa. He's being described as a recent convert to Islam.

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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 12:47am

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 7:55pm

Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.

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Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 4:58pm

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 4:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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New Autopsy Report Suggests Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2014 - 3:32pm

The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.

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