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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?
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Maine's Gov. Threatens Legal Action To Force Nurse Into Quarantine

Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola and says she is asymptomatic, defied Gov. Paul LePage by setting off on a morning bike ride with her boyfriend.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.
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Red Cross Troubles Have Been Building For Years

Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.
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Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.
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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.
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What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.
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Take A Trip Into A Mine And Surround Yourself With Bats

NPR's Christopher Joyce and audio engineer Bill McQuay travel to an abandoned copper mine in search of bats — and their sound.
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Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.
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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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