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Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.
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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

Degan Ali, a Somali humanitarian, tells us about her organization's efforts to fight famine in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.
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Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the game's greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.
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Hong Kong Police Arrest Protest Leaders, More Than 100 Others

Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating have disheartened many protesters, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.
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Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles through rough terrain and swam to keep up. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.
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Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.
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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village's only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don't show up for work.
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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.
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Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.

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