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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 6:58am

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

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Maine's Gov. Threatens Legal Action To Force Nurse Into Quarantine

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 6:24am

Kaci Hickox has openly defied the state's governor, who says he will pursue legal authority to compel her into isolation.

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Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - October 30, 2014 - 6:00am
The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”






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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 5:28am

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 5:04am

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 4:36am

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 4:25am

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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Angry Mob Sets Fire To Parliament In Burkina Faso

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 3:41am

Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 3:09am

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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I'm Not Scary, I'm Just Drawn That Way: Great Comics For Halloween

NPR Books - October 30, 2014 - 3:03am

Ready for a Halloween scare? Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says these graphic novels and compilations — packed with creepy cults, alien monsters, gravediggers and ghosts — are just the ticket.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 12:46am

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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In EU, Google Faces Next Chapter With New Competition Chief

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 12:46am

A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

NPR Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 12:46am

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there's been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

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World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 7:23pm

Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up on run. He won Game 5, with a complete game shutout. On Wednesday night, on two days' rest, he finished the job.

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WATCH: On Sandy Anniversary, Gov. Chris Christie Faces Off With Heckler

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 4:36pm

Christie, known for fierce confrontations with detractors, finished this particular exchange by saying, "Sit down and shut up."

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Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Says He Can't Afford His Own Operation

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 3:32pm

John Spinello missed out on a lot of money, because he sold his patent for the legendary game for just $500. Over the past few years, things have been rough for Spinello.

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 3:05pm

The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.

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ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed?

New York Times Book Reviews - October 29, 2014 - 2:48pm
Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.






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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 2:11pm

Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

NPR Top Stories - October 29, 2014 - 2:06pm

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.

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