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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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