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April 22, 2014 | NPR · A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.
 
April 22, 2014 | NPR · The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Apr 11, 2014 — There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.
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Apr 8, 2014 — In Guinea, an aggressive strain of the virus has claimed over 100 lives and invaded the capital city. But while it may take months to contain the outbreak, there already are survivors.
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Apr 2, 2014 — All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to persuade the locals to take proper precautions.
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Apr 1, 2014 — The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.
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Mar 24, 2014 — A deadly form of Ebola has killed 59 people in Guinea. Early reports suggested the disease had spread to other neighboring countries. But none of the more far-flung cases have been confirmed.
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Mar 23, 2014 — This marks the first time an outbreak of the virus among humans has been detected in the country.
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Aug 21, 2013 — An experimental drug rescued three out of seven monkeys from lethal doses of Ebola. The study marks the first time researchers have shown that a drug can successfully treat Ebola in animals even after the infection is well underway.
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Nov 1, 2012 — Although there's no cure for Ebola, scientists have been experimenting with a vaccine for years. But there's been no easy way to test it in people. A study in monkeys offers a way around this obstacle and sheds light on how the immune systems fights off the deadly virus.
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Oct 5, 2012 — To curb a recent Ebola outbreak in Uganda, health workers quarantined over 40 people suspected of infection with the virus. Their belongings were burned and buried in case they were harboring the virus.
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Sep 27, 2012 — So far only three people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are known to have contracted Bas-Congo hemorrhagic fever, two of whom died. But the small number means that scientists may have found an emerging disease very soon after it made its jump from whatever species it came from into humans.
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