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The ability of U.S. hospitals and public health systems to handle the deadly Ebola virus has been called into question.
October 16, 2014
Turkey's deep suspicions of Kurds are hampering efforts to aid the besieged Syrian border town. Turkish authorities are stopping Kurdish men en route to Kobani and investigating them as terrorists.
October 16, 2014
American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has hung up his microphone as he runs for congress as a Democrat in North Carolina. But the campaign is a long shot.
October 16, 2014
Kaling says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."
October 16, 2014
Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.
October 16, 2014
Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.
October 16, 2014
An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon.com to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.
October 16, 2014
The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.
October 15, 2014
Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.
October 15, 2014
A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.
October 15, 2014
Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect, but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.
October 15, 2014
On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.
October 15, 2014
Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.
October 15, 2014
Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.
October 15, 2014
They caught the virus. Or had contact with a patient that put them at high risk. And they were flown out of West Africa for treatment — at a cost as high as $200,000 per person.
October 15, 2014
Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.
October 15, 2014
As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the deficit dropped to 2.8 percent of GDP and in dollar terms the lowest level since 2008.
October 15, 2014
Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.
October 15, 2014
Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.
October 15, 2014
Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.
October 15, 2014

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