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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 4:10am

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 3:03am

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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'Rebellion' Charts A Tumultuous, Formative Century

NPR Books - October 24, 2014 - 3:03am

Historian Peter Ackroyd's new book surveys the history of England from the end of the Tudor era to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 — almost a century of war, debate and transformation.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 2:48am

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 2:47am

The attacker charged a group of patrol officers in Queens, wounding two of them. A bystander was hit by a stray police bullet as police engaged the assailant.

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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 12:53am

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 12:53am

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 12:53am

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 12:53am

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 10:23pm

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 5:48pm

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.

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Criticized Over Missing Mexican Students, Governor Of Guerrero Will Step Down

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 5:41pm

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance dragged on.

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EU Leaders Agree To Cut Emissions By At Least 40 Percent

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 3:44pm

The president of the European Council said the agreement marked the "world's most ambitious" energy policy. Environmentalists worry it still falls short of what's needed to curb global warming.

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ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes

New York Times book reviews - October 23, 2014 - 3:31pm
The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.






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Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 2:24pm

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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Second White House Fence Jumper Had Been Arrested Before

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 2:19pm

Dominic Adesanya, 23, has been charged with two misdemeanors. Adesanya was stopped on the White House lawn by two Secret Service dogs.

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Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 2:13pm

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

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‘A Brief History of Seven Killings,’ by Marlon James

New York Times book reviews - October 23, 2014 - 11:47am
Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.
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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 11:05am

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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U.S.-Led Strikes In Syria Have Killed 553, Activists Say

NPR Top Stories - October 23, 2014 - 11:02am

Most of those killed — 464 — were fighters with the Islamic State. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also counted 32 civilians among the dead.

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