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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Jul 11, 2014 — Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.
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Jun 26, 2014 — We love, and often outlive, our pets. Barbara J. King said goodbye to a beloved friend this week and finds solace in a novel about time, Einstein's Dreams.
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May 15, 2014 — A family's story of how their cat ran off a dog that had attacked their young son is making waves far beyond Bakersfield, Calif., as the incident was captured in a dramatic video.
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Mar 11, 2014 — The 911 call reveals the family's 4-year-old male cat Lux had a history of violence. The cat snapped after the owner kicked it to get it away from their infant.
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Jan 7, 2014 — Some pets enjoyed playing outside in the snow, while others preferred curling up near the fireplace. We asked you for photos of how your pets are dealing with the weather — and you folks delivered.
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Dec 20, 2013 — I'm thinking of a man and his cat. A real man. His real cat. Then I'm imagining a bunch of world-famous cartoonists, Calvin & Hobbes' Bill Watterson, Wile E. Coyote's Chuck Jones, Gary Larson, Maurice Sendak — all of them drawing this same man and his cat. Then I'm staring at very different men and very different cats. Then I'm giggling.
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Oct 30, 2013 — For months, customers have complained of the odor in the Latitude 6430u, but the company says the problem is solved and the computers coming off the assembly lines now are less odoriferous.
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Oct 21, 2013 — Reports are coming in from around the world about drugs, cellphones, tools and other things being strapped to cats who then slip into prison yards. According to the stories, the cats aren't talking.
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Jul 9, 2013 — A parasite that plays a role in a range of human illnesses may be more common than you thought. More than a million cats in the U.S. are thought to be spreading the parasite.
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Apr 18, 2013 — Dog owners have similar germs growing on their skin: a signature blend of bacteria from canines' tongues and paws. Scientists couldn't find an analogous signature for cat owners. Perhaps cats are just being selfish.
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