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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

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Book Review: 'Belzhar' By Meg Wolitzer

NPR Books - October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

Novelist Gabrielle Zelvin reviews Meg Wolitzer's new young adult book, Belzhar.

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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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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2014 "What a Deal" Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet available

Idaho Commission for Libraries Blog - October 28, 2014 - 12:05pm
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To receive a deduction for 2014, individuals or corporations must donate to the library by December 31, 2014.

The “What a Deal” Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet for 2014, designed to help you promote donations to your public library or library district is available here and on the Idaho Commission for Libraries website at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/public-library-contribution-tax-credit. The credit is limited to the smallest of one-half of the amount contributed, 50% of the individual’s income tax, or $500 ($1,000 on a joint return).
  
Please copy the fact sheet freely and use it to encourage members of your community to donate to your library.
 
If you have questions, check with your accountant or the Idaho State Tax Commission for complete information.

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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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A Candid Memoir From Comedian Amy Poehler? 'Yes Please'

NPR Books - October 28, 2014 - 10:16am

Poehler joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about fighting the body image "demon," being a "world-class snooper" and how she was once told that she had a "great face for wigs."

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Book News: 2 Popular Books May Be Coming To TV

NPR Books - October 28, 2014 - 6:25am

Ann Leckie's sci-fi epic Ancillary Justice and Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves have been optioned for TV. Meanwhile, a long-lost Malcolm Lowry novel sees publication.

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Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?

New York Times book reviews - October 28, 2014 - 6:00am
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.






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Amber Vinson To Be Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 4:49am

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, will be released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta this afternoon.

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Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 4:01am

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."

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Hawaii Lava Flow Less Than 100 Yards From Homes In Pahoa Village

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 3:18am

The flow, which began at Mount Kilauea in June, threatens to take out dozens of homes on the Big Island.

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'Slow Regard' Is A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Living In An Underground Tunnel

NPR Books - October 28, 2014 - 3:03am

Patrick Rothfuss' new novella is a dreamy flight of fantasy that follows a secondary character in his vast Kingkiller Chronicle: Auri, a quiet young woman living in a sprawling, secret tunnel network.

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The Battle For Dreamland, Revisited In 'Nemo'

NPR Books - October 28, 2014 - 3:03am

A lavishly produced new tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comics gathers dozens of today's artists to revisit Slumberland. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says the book is beautiful but unchallenging.

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Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:39am

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

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An Ebola Strategy Brings Good News To One Liberian Town

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 12:39am

The town of Foya has had no new cases in a month. Credit goes to a care center and an ongoing effort to calm fears and allow family members to communicate with patients — and view the dead.

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