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How U.S. Hospitals Keep Deadly Germs Like Ebola Virus Contained

If all goes according to plan, patients with Ebola virus will soon enter the United States. How does a hospital care for critically ill patients while protecting other patients, staff and the public?
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Is The Current Gridlock In Congress As Bad As It Looks?

For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.
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For Ray Rice, Is A Two-Game Suspension Light Punishment?

Did ESPN's Stephen Smith need to apologize for saying women need to be aware of provocation? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

After a small North Carolina town lost its hospital, Belhaven's Republican mayor decided it was time to demand that North Carolina cover more people through the Medicaid program.
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As Labor Market Advances, Millions Are Stuck In Part-Time Jobs

Payrolls have grown by more than 200,000 for six months in a row — the longest stretch since 1997. But 7.5 million people are working less than 40 hours per week even though they want full-time jobs.
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Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)
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Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

After relinquishing his House majority leader post, Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he will give up his seat in Congress effective Aug. 18.
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Unemployment Ticks Up To 6.2 Percent; 209,000 Jobs Added

The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.
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With Final Broadcast, 'Tell Me More' Bids Farewell

NPR announced in May that it would end the show, which featured discussions about race, family, faith and other issues.
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Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.

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