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N.J. Says Quarantined Nurse Will Be Discharged, Allowed To Leave

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.
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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
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Town In Hawaii Prepares For Possible Evacuation Ahead Of Lava Flow

On the state's Big Island, the town of Pahoa is packing up to leave if the flow from Mount Kilauea continues its advance.
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Candidates Make Final Arguments In Battle For Control Of Senate

With Election Day just over a week away, NPR politics editor Charlie Mahtesian and NPR congressional reporter Juana Summers join us for a look at the state of play in pivotal races across the country.
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After Sunday Service, Georgia Churches Get Souls To The Polls

If Democrat Michelle Nunn wins in Georgia, it will likely be because of strong African-American voter turnout. Black churches are busing congregants to early voting locations after Sunday services.
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Ebola Teams Train To Respond To New U.S. Cases At A Moment's Notice

The CDC and Pentagon are both training "go-teams" that can be on the ground within days of an Ebola diagnosis in the U.S. Team members learn about containing infection and dealing with the stress, but it's unclear how these crews will work with each other.
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Controversy Brews Over States' Moves To Quarantine Health Workers

New York and New Jersey are ordering that all medical workers returning from Ebola-hit nations to be quarantined at home upon their return. But federal officials say the mandate will likely have a chilling effect on the already troubled effort to recruit U.S. health care workers to fight the epidemic.
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Parties Compete To Build The Best Voter-Turnout Machine

A week ahead of Election Day, both parties are still scrambling to identify and turn out every one of their voters. These get-out-the-vote operations are as expensive and high-tech as every other bit of modern campaigning.
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In The Hospital, A Bad Translation Can Destroy A Life

When patient and doctor don't speak the same language, it's not enough to have an ad hoc interpreter. You need an adult fluent in both languages — who can also cut through medical jargon.
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Student Who Was Hospitalized After School Shooting In Washington Dies

A student opened fire in a cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, killing another student. A second wounded teenager died on Sunday, hospital officials said.

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