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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.
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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.
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'Protocol Breach' Cited In Second Case Of Ebola In Dallas

Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.
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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.
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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Resist Blood Clots

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.
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In St. Louis, A Rally And Protests Over Police Shootings

More than 1,000 people hit the city's streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police. While much of the event has been peaceful, some arrests took place last night.
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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.
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Mass Mobs Bring Thousands To Detroit Church Services

You've heard of flash mobs and cash mobs? Now "mass" mobs are generating interest in historic urban churches. This story first aired on Morning Edition on October 9.

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