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In Brazil, Nips And Tucks Don't Raise An Eyebrow

Brazil has surpassed the U.S. as the world capital of plastic surgery. All this cosmetic enhancement is widely embraced in a country where women flaunt, rather than hide, having work done.
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Islamic State Poised To Capture Syrian Border Town, Turkey Warns

Militants with the self-described Islamic State raised their group's black flag over the eastern gate in Kobani on Monday.
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CDC's Chief: Details This Week On Ebola Airport Screening

Tom Frieden tells NPR's All Things Considered that he's confident new measures to screen airport passengers for the deadly disease will be announced this week.
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3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.
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Panetta: Fight Against Terrorism Will Be A Long, Sustained War

In a new memoir, Leon Panetta says he and other presidential advisers argued to leave some U.S. forces in Iraq after 2011. That might have left Iraq in better position to fight ISIS, he tells NPR.
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Nurse In Spain Infected With Ebola Virus

Spain's health minister confirmed that a nurse who treated two Ebola victims has tested positive for the disease. She is the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa.
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Families Want To Know What Happened To Missing Mexican Students

Officials say those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students will be brought to justice. The students went missing after a confrontation with police, who authorities say work with a drug gang.
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Relatives Fear Mexican Students Are Among Dead In Mass Graves

Relatives are gathering to demand information and government action after the discovery of mass graves in southern Mexico, possibly containing the bodies of 43 missing Mexican college activists.
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Lithuania Seeks U.S. Support Against Russian Aggression

The prime minister and foreign minister of Lithuania are in the U.S. this week, seeking support for their fellow Baltic states as well. Robert Siegel talks to Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.
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Firestone Did What Governments Have Not: Stopped Ebola In Its Tracks

There's a company town in Liberia with 80,000 residents. Ebola was first detected in March. Firestone's resourceful response has kept the virus from spreading.

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