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The Two-Way
6:36 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

A woman who was put in isolation at Newark Liberty International Airport remains under quarantine, despite a preliminary test that found she did not have the deadly Ebola virus. The health care worker was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease, but after she developed a fever, she was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Movie Interviews
5:59 am
Sat October 25, 2014

New Shakespeare Movie Puts Hamlet In Kashmir

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Music Interviews
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Oratorio Tackles The Issue Of Leaks From 'The Source'

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Sports
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Royals Take Game 3; Cowboys Surge: The Week In Sports

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Middle East
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

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Politics
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

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Shots - Health News
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Doctors rarely talk about death.

Mostly it's because we're in the business of trying to help people prolong their lives, which almost always makes death an unwelcome topic of discussion.

Too often, death is seen as failure, though it shouldn't be. Death is a natural part of the cycle of our lives.

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Global Health
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

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Iraq
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

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Global Health
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

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Race
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Rare Silent Film Discovered With An All-Black Cast

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Museum of Modern Art

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 7:00 am

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Music Interviews
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Music To Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat

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Author Interviews
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

Nuruddin Farah is the author of 11 novels, including Maps, Gifts and Secrets. He is a professor of literature at Bard.
Riverhead

Nuruddin Farah's novel Hiding in Plain Sight centers around Bella, a Somali living in Rome, who has become a famed fashion photographer. Her beloved half-brother Aar, a UN official, is murdered by extremists in Mogadishu and leaves behind two teenagers who are Bella's niece and nephew.

Bella's a globetrotter, with tightly scheduled lovers and global obligations, but she feels drawn into their lives despite the opposition of Valerie — the mother who gave birth to the youngsters but left the family and doesn't know them.

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All Tech Considered
3:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

Apple Pay is promoted on signs placed at the cash register of a Whole Foods supermarket in New York.
Bryan Thomas Getty Images

It's the weekend, which means it's time to look back on the week in technology that was. As your handy NPR One listening app says, here we go...

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Author Interviews
3:47 am
Sat October 25, 2014

The Life Of De Niro, From 'Mean Streets' To 'Meet The Parents'

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 5:52 am

Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of all time — period, no parenthesis or qualification, the kind of actor who creates icons like Travis Bickle, Jake LaMotta and James "Jimmy the Gent" Conway.

But for younger filmgoers today, this screen acting legend may be most familiar as a daft, cranky father in the Meet the Parents movies.

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Book Reviews
3:39 am
Sat October 25, 2014

'Heap House' Is A Treasure Of A Trash Tale

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Overlook

How do I even begin to talk about this exceptional, astonishing book?

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The Salt
3:36 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

A depiction of "Gin Lane," filled with sins caused by drunken revelries.
William Hogarth/Wikimedia

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 5:52 am

In Scotland, some long-time whisky makers are switching over to gin. In Germany, people who distill traditional brandies are doing the same. The world is in the middle of a gin distillery boom, and it is coming to America.

One place to find the roots of this boom is London, where 250 distilleries once existed in the city limits alone.

For Charles Maxwell, this story is personal. "My great-great-grandfather was apprenticed in the city of London in the 1680s to learn how to make gin," Maxwell says. "And from that day to this, we've distilled gin in London."

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The Two-Way
9:51 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws Friday during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco.
Matt Slocum AP

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 4:12 am

Game 3 of the World Series turned into a pitchers-duel-by-committee on Friday, as eight relievers struck out nine in 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball for the Giants and Royals. Kansas City entered the 7th inning up 3-2, and that's how the game inning.

The Kansas City Star reports:

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Business
5:01 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

The 2002 Honda CR-V is one of dozens of car models subject to a recall for faulty air bags. The air bag manufacturer, Takata, supplies bags for more than 30 percent of all cars and is one of only three large air bag suppliers.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety AP

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 6:09 pm

Most auto recalls usually involve one carmaker at a time, but a massive recall this week affects not just one, but 10, ranging from BMWs to Toyotas.

At the center of it is Takata, a little-known but extremely important auto parts maker. The company makes more than one-third of the air bags in all cars.

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The Two-Way
4:51 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, listens Friday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks at a news conference in New York. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed to be at "high risk" for Ebola.
Mark Lennihan AP

Travelers returning to New York and New Jersey from West African nations will be put under mandatory quarantine orders if they may have had contact with Ebola patients, Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie announced Friday, The Associated Press reports.

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Around the Nation
4:35 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?

Dallas nurse Nina Pham speaks at a press conference after she was confirmed free of Ebola and released from a National Institutes of Health facility on Friday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Dallas nurse Nina Pham was discharged from a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland Friday, where doctors confirmed she was free of the Ebola virus.

Pham's colleague Amber Vinson is also said to be free of Ebola, though she remains in a hospital in Atlanta.

While their progress is being cheered, many nurses around the country still feel their profession unfairly received blame for the errors in treating Ebola in Dallas.

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This Week's Must Read
4:31 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

In less than two weeks, Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. At least, some of them will — about 40% of eligible voters, if past elections are any indication. This year's races have already made stars — some rising, some falling — out of Americans hoping to represent their states and districts.

Some, like Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman and Georgia governor candidate Jason Carter, may pull off surprising victories. Others, like Wendy Davis in the Texas governor race have seen their once bright lights fade.

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The Two-Way
3:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

Law enforcement officers dressed in tactical gear leave the Gold County Fairgrounds to help in the search of an assailant, in Auburn, Calif., who shot three sheriff's deputies in two Northern California Counties, on Friday.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 8:25 pm

(This post was last updated at 10:20 p.m. ET.)

Two police deputies were killed and another deputy and a civilian were shot by a gunman at two different locations in California on Friday.

After a more than four-hour-long hunt for a suspect they described as "heavily armed and dangerous," police surrounded a house in Placer County, Calif.

Dena Irwin, a spokesperson for Placer County Sheriff's office, said the suspect was 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez. Irwin said they had not established a motive.

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Goats and Soda
3:28 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., on Friday. Pham was discharged after testing free of Ebola.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

When Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her being free of Ebola.

Fauci said it was an honor to treat Pham and get to know "such an extraordinary individual." Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed" and put her trust "in God and my medical team."

Pham later met with President Obama in the Oval Office. The president and the nurse also hugged as news photographers captured the moment.

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Shots - Health News
3:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:50 pm

As Bellevue Hospital in New York City treats its first patient with Ebola, other hospitals around the country are pouring resources into getting ready in case they're next.

Eighty-one percent of hospitals have started training their staff in caring for an Ebola patient, according to a survey of 1,039 members of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. They're the folks who manage infection control in hospitals.

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The Two-Way
3:18 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:51 pm

A body found near Charlottesville, Va., is that of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities in Albermarle County said on Friday.

Albermarle County police tweeted:

The AP has some background:

"Graham disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends.

"The remains were found about 12 miles from campus.

"The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.

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Africa
2:37 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Boko Haram Hasn't Acted On Promise To Release Kidnapped Girls

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

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Politics
2:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

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Commentary
2:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Week In Politics: Ebola, Midterms

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

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Now politics with our regular commentators, columnists David Brooks of The New York Times, who's in New Orleans this week, and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, who's in the studio here in Washington. Hello to both of you.

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Energy
2:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

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