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A Veteran AIDS Activist Has Déjà Vu From Ebola Panic

Activist Gregg Gonsalves issues a call to action in an essay in this week's New England Journal of Medicine: "Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola."
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How Did Berkeley Pass A Soda Tax? Bloomberg's Cash Didn't Hurt

The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.
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Sen. John Thune: Majority Gives GOP A Chance To Take On Obamacare

Melissa Block talks with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota about his party's plan now that they've won the Senate.
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In Comedy Writing, Fear The 'Bono's' And 'Nakamura'

Melissa Block talks to Bill Prady, executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, about the terms of trade from the world of comedy writing like Nakamura, blow and button.
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U.S. Military Response To Ebola Gains Momentum In Liberia

The number of U.S. troops fighting Ebola in West Africa is set to increase dramatically this month, and the first two field hospitals erected by U.S. troops in Liberia will open in the coming days.
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Sen. Joe Manchin: In Midterms, 'We Lost The Middle ... The Moderates'

Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about the election results in his state.
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Banks Reluctant To Use 'White Hat' Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

High-tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven't drawn much interest from major banks.
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Midterm Elections May Have Had Record Low Turnout

A look at the turnout numbers for the midterm elections.
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Business Leaders Hope Shifts In Congress Will Bring Tax Reform

Many business groups see an opportunity in the outcome of the election and plan to revive an agenda that's been dormant for years. From energy and trade to taxes and regulation, there is a lot on the table, but no guarantee anything will be passed anytime soon.
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Reince Priebus: Republican Wins The Result Of Americans Making A Statement

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus about the GOP's big election night win and what it means for the Republican agenda.

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