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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

October 30, 2014 - 1:38pm

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

October 30, 2014 - 1:06pm

One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.

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Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

October 30, 2014 - 12:42pm

Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."

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So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

October 30, 2014 - 12:42pm

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

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Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

October 30, 2014 - 12:40pm

Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.

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Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

October 30, 2014 - 12:40pm

Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

October 30, 2014 - 12:35pm

When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.

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Watchdog Says Feds Shouldn't Have Let Man Take Grenade Parts To Mexico

October 30, 2014 - 12:34pm

The case, in which agents watched a man to go through with potentially illegal, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

October 30, 2014 - 11:38am

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

October 30, 2014 - 11:27am

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

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Nurse In Maine Breaches Quarantine With Bike Ride

October 30, 2014 - 6:24am

Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

October 30, 2014 - 5:28am

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

October 30, 2014 - 5:04am

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

October 30, 2014 - 4:36am

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

October 30, 2014 - 4:25am

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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Angry Mob Sets Fire To Parliament In Burkina Faso

October 30, 2014 - 3:41am

Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

October 30, 2014 - 3:09am

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

October 30, 2014 - 12:46am

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

October 30, 2014 - 12:46am

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

October 30, 2014 - 12:46am

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

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