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American Millennial Missionary In Guinea Isn't Scared Off By Ebola

Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.
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House Approves Measure That Would Bar Federal Funding For Abortions

A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.
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After Son's Death, Marine's Parents Grow Close To His Platoon

The mother of a Marine killed in Iraq talks with a member of her son's platoon about being a part of an extended military family. (This story first aired on Oct. 25, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).
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Will 'Deflategate' Let The Air Out Of Super Bowl Hype?

Football talk hasn't really focused on the Super Bowl yet. Instead, all eyes are on the New England Patriots who are accused of deflating footballs in their playoff game with Indianapolis.
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Republicans In Congress Need Strong Ideas, Ohio Governor Says

John Kasich is on a tour of Western states promoting balanced budget amendments. Steve Inskeep talks to Kasich about how the GOP is trying to reach out to low and middle-income Americans.
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Flexible Income Opportunity Helps Cities Warm To Uber, Study Says

Renee Montagne talks to former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe about his new job as vice president of strategy and policy for the ride-hailing service Uber.
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A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell learned to get by better on her own with echolocation, a method explored in this week's Invisibilia. But along the way, she found that independence came with costs.
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To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.
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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.
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Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.

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