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For A Proper Pretzel Crust, Count On Chemistry And Memories

The key to getting a good soft pretzel to brown properly is to dip it in a lye solution, the same stuff that's used to make soap. But a German mom insists it takes much more than that.
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You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.
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Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law

Lenira de Oliveira and her boyfriend were on trial for murder. Then an astonishing piece of evidence was submitted in their defense: a letter from the victim, as communicated to a medium.
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Hagel The Salesman Makes A Trip To India

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in India. The visit is part of a broader U.S. strategy to strengthen alliances in Asia and the Pacific.
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Hate Crimes Against Jews On The Rise In Europe

Some Europeans say anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with correspondents Eleanor Beardsley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
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Without A Truce, Strikes Resume In Gaza

Their hopes for peace dashed, Palestinians in Gaza are returning to UN shelters — despite the discomfort and uncertain safety — as fighting between Hamas and Israel resumes.
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For Second Day, U.S. Strikes Targets In Northern Iraq

Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting Islamic militants threatening the region. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan regional government about U.S. aid.
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Reports Of Holy Grail Lead To A Mere Salad Bowl

The search for the ancient relic led a group of police officers to a village pub in England. They didn't find it.
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U.S. Continues Aid Drops, Airstrikes In Iraq

In the latest humanitarian drop, U.S. cargo planes supplied Yazidis trapped by the fighting with tons of food and water.
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'We Must Act Now, And Heavily, To Contain This Disease'

Saran Daraba Kaba, the executive secretary of the Mano River Union, talks to Melissa Block about efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus.

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