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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

NPR Top Stories - September 30, 2014 - 1:03am

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:37pm

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:35pm

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

NPR Books - September 29, 2014 - 11:35pm

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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U.S. Charges Pakistani Man With Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 3:42pm

The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."

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Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

NPR Books - September 29, 2014 - 2:03pm

Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical novel is an earnestly written look at a young woman's self-reinvention. How to Build a Girl tackles class, gender and sexuality with both humor and sincerity.

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Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 1:40pm

The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 1:17pm

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 12:33pm

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

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Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 12:26pm

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

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Book Review: 'All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid'

NPR Books - September 29, 2014 - 12:13pm

The new book by Matt Bai explores the political resonance of Gary Hart, whose presidential ambitions were dashed when he revealed he had an affair.

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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:46am

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.

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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:36am

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?

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Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 11:05am

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."

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After Fire, FAA Orders Review Of Contingency Plans, Security

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 10:28am

On Friday, a contractor intentionally set fire to an FAA air traffic facility that has caused flight delays and cancellations for days.

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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 10:12am

How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.

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Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

NPR Books - September 29, 2014 - 10:05am

Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Her new essay collection is called Not That Kind of Girl.

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Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

NPR Top Stories - September 29, 2014 - 9:25am

It all started in 1997, when two professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence titled "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind."

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