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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:37pm

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.

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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.

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What Washington Can, And Can't, Do In Ferguson

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.

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Forensic Experts Discuss Six Bullets That Hit Michael Brown

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 7:58am

Only one of the teenager's wounds was not survivable, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden says. The preliminary findings of his autopsy show the teenager was shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.

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4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 7:11am

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

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Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 7:04am

The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.

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Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 5:54am

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.

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Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 5:41am

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.

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Photographer Recalls How Ebola Patients Were Carried Off In Liberia

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 4:32am

Protesters attacked a quarantine center holding the patients, forcing at least 20 to leave the facility. Getty's John Moore says the "mob ... pulled people out of the isolation ward."

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Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 4:11am

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 3:10am

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces potential criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

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Remembering Gerald Ford's First Weeks In Office

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 1:14am

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:40am

With a shaky cease-fire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the monthlong war with Hamas will cost.

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

NPR Top Stories - August 17, 2014 - 11:53pm

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

NPR Top Stories - August 17, 2014 - 11:51pm

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.

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Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

NPR Top Stories - August 17, 2014 - 11:50pm

The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.

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Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free

NPR Top Stories - August 17, 2014 - 11:49pm

Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and work places this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.

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In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

NPR Top Stories - August 17, 2014 - 11:49pm

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.

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