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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:31pm

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:20pm

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:15pm

One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.

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Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 11:52am

The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 10:55am

One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.

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