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Around the Nation
7:04 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

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Around the Nation
6:57 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

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Business
6:01 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

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Business
5:06 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 5:51 am

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Around the Nation
5:05 am
Fri September 19, 2014

NFL Fans Still Watch Football Despite Players' Scandals

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StoryCorps
4:18 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

Lori Baker with her husband, Erich. Baker is founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 5:56 am

Thousands of immigrants have died crossing the southern U.S. border. Many are never identified, leaving their loved ones to speculate about their fate.

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Cities Project
4:13 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

New York state is buying homes like this one in Staten Island's Fox Beach neighborhood as part of a Hurricane Sandy recovery project in the hopes that demolishing them will help nature return and provide a barrier to future storm surges.
Matthew Schuerman WNYC

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 5:02 am

Staten Island's Fox Beach neighborhood used to be a working class area about 180 homes, mostly small bungalows. Fox Beach is — or rather was — a few hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean, and after Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, homeowners decided their neighborhood was dangerous in terms of natural disasters and too expensive because of the rising cost of flood insurance.

So the state has been tearing the homes down.

Bill Bye's home at No. 16 Kissam Ave. was a recent one to go.

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Goats and Soda
6:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

A woman washes clothes in a slum in Freetown.
Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Starting just after midnight, residents of Sierra Leone will be confined to their homes for a three-day lockdown.

It's the latest government plan meant to stem the tide of Ebola cases, which exceeded 1,500 last week in Sierra Leone.

But the plan has not won the support of the international medical community — and is causing concern among Sierra Leoneans as well.

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Goats and Soda
6:31 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Source: Columbia Prediction of Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 1:07 am

In the past week, world leaders have started using a mathematical term when they talk about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

"It's spreading and growing exponentially," President Obama said Tuesday. "This is a disease outbreak that is advancing in an exponential fashion," said Dr. David Nabarro, who is heading the U.N.'s effort against Ebola.

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Cities Project
6:25 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Half the land in the city of Satellite Beach is only 6 feet above the waterline.
Jon Hamilton NPR

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 6:59 pm

Dan Reiter, 37, is a long-board surfer and contractor who used to live in Tampa, Fla. Then he discovered the surf breaks along a stretch of coast south of Cape Canaveral. "It's one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and surf and raise your kids," says Reiter, 37, as we watch head-high waves roll into Hightower Beach.

But there's trouble in this coastal paradise. It's on a low-lying barrier island that's getting lower as sea level rises. So the cities here are looking for ways to keep the water at bay or retreat from it.

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Sports
5:30 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Fans Call On NFL To Address Domestic Violence Issues

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 6:49 pm

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The Two-Way
5:29 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 6:23 pm

An appeals court ruling has offered a rare glimpse at the extent to which military police investigations reach into civilians' computers. Apparently, they scan civilian computers quite often — and to a degree that a 9th Circuit appeals court has now found violates the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.

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Around the Nation
4:48 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 6:49 pm

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The Salt
4:33 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts have pledged to source palm oil from suppliers who are not clear-cutting rain forests.
Meredith Rizzo NPR

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:57 pm

Environmentalists say two major doughnut chains got a little sweeter this week.

Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Brands have both made new commitments to source palm oil for frying their goodies from suppliers who are not clear-cutting forests.

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Television
3:43 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

'Madame Secretary' Pales In Comparison To 'The Good Wife'

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:39 pm

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