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U.N. Panel Issues Climate Warning

The U.N.'s climate science panel has finished its report on global warming. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Michael Oppenheimer about the conclusion that humans are altering the Earth's climate.
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When A Loved One Has Ebola, How Can You Reach Out Without Touching?

A hug, a back rub, holding hands — all these shows of compassion are dangerous when the patient has Ebola. Is there any way to make up for the loss of the ability to touch?
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With Human Pyramids, Catalans Reach For Independence

The 18th-century Catalan tradition of castelling, the building of human towers, or castles, is undergoing a renaissance today. This has accompanied a rise in Catalan nationalism.
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As Epidemic In Liberia Slows, Burying Bodies Remains A Challenge

The aid group Global Communities, which has been organizing safe burial teams for the bodies of Ebola victims in Liberia, says it has seen the number of deaths flatten off.
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She Lost Her Fiance To Ebola But Found A New Mission

Decontee Davis survived Ebola, but her fiance died of the virus. Now she is working with children whose parents have had the disease — and spreading the word that early treatment is critical.
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40 Is The New Cute: Hello Kitty Celebrates Birthday

The milestone inspired a Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles this week. But the largest fete was in Tokyo, where parent company Sanrio put on a parade and other events.
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A Taliban Hostage's Story: Educating Children Who Have No Teachers

During his four years as a prisoner, professor Ajmal Khan came across boys in remote Waziristan who were hungry to learn. He taught them math and science, but his captivity became a lesson, too.
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For Palestinians, A Bridge-Building Bus Trip To Israel Turns Sour

The constant friction between Israelis and Palestinians has taken its toll on "normalization" efforts between the two sides. Nowadays, many Palestinians consider it a dirty word.
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National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.
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Three Years In Prison For Egyptian Men In Purported Gay Marriage Video

The event included the presentation of a ring and a cake featuring two of the men. After a video was posted online, one site asked, "Is This Egypt's First Gay Marriage?"

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