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The debate began not with discussions about the economy or even about Obamacare, but about whether candidate Charlie Crist should be allowed to have a small fan to keep him cool.
October 16, 2014
More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.
October 16, 2014
Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower income world.
October 16, 2014
Regulators in Mexico said Banamex should have spotted red flags that resulted in a $400 million fraud. Earlier this week, Citigroup announced it had discovered a $15 million fraud.
October 16, 2014
What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?
October 16, 2014
Oil is down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.
October 16, 2014
Nineteen graves have now been found near Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Authorities said DNA tests showed that 28 bodies recently discovered in five graves were not those of the students.
October 16, 2014
Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.
October 16, 2014
Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.
October 16, 2014
Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.
October 16, 2014
The highest number of dead, many of them foreigners, are on the trail of Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th-highest peak.
October 16, 2014
With tourism down 20 percent, Thailand is looking for novel ways to lure visitors. According to the head of the tourist authority, military rule means it's extremely safe to visit.
October 16, 2014
The government says it's willing to talk with student pro-democracy activists, but that their demand for open elections will never meet with approval from Beijing.
October 16, 2014
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

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