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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.
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LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World

This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.
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Meeting In Cairo, Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

It will be hard to make sure that concrete needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory's demolished buildings isn't diverted to Hamas, the militant group that had been tunneling into Israeli towns.
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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.
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Hong Kong Police Clear Some Protest Barricades

The police removed barricades marking off areas that pro-democracy protesters have been occupying for two week. A police statement said it was an attempt to ease congestion, not to remove protesters.
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Training Is Key In Lowering Risk For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Dr. Suzanne Donovan, an infectious disease specialist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, about the risk of infection for health care workers treating Ebola patients.
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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.
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ISIS Advances On Kobani With Additional Fighters, Weapons

Outgunned Kurdish fighters continue to resist militants from the so-called Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani. NPR's Arun Rath talks to correspondent Peter Kenyon, who's in the region.
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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.
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Tourists Discover The Modern Attraction Of Ancient Iran

Iran is experiencing a tourism boom. Travel agencies in the U.S. say they are planning more trips to the Islamic Republic. Kamin Mohammadi, an Iranian-born travel writer, shares some favorite places.

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