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U.S. Beefs Up Security At Some Federal Buildings

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 2:10pm

The Federal Protective Service will enhance its presence at some buildings in Washington. Homeland Security said public calls by terrorists to attack the U.S. spurred the new measures.

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Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 1:59pm

The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to reverse it since it relies on the crops.

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ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights

New York Times book reviews - October 28, 2014 - 1:33pm
Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.






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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 1:23pm

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like well-oiled machine Monday.

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FBI Spoofs News Story To Send Spyware To Suspect

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 1:17pm

How did the FBI get a suspect to click on a link? It created a fake news story about the suspect. When he clicked, spyware glommed on to his computer.

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

NPR Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 1:07pm

Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.

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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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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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