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An Answer For Americans Who Ask: What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola? 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:57:12 -0400 
    Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:49:00 -0400 
    Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:16 -0400 
    Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.

U.S., Canada Use Different Approaches To Defend Against Terrorism 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:16 -0400 
    Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. She describes the different ways that Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have responded to acts of random terrorist violence, both real and alleged.

FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:16 -0400 
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

In Missouri, A Tale Of Two Fergusons 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:00 -0400 
    The argument over how race plays a role in the interaction between police and residents of color has flared in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's surprising to some of the small city's white residents who say the depiction of Ferguson is all wrong.

Cigarette Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:00 -0400 
    Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks, but come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.

Retrial Of Texas Arson Case Ends With Surprise Guilty Plea 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:00 -0400 
    Robert Siegel talks with Dave Mann of the Texas Observer about the conclusion of the retrial of Ed Graf on arson charges. On Wednesday, Graf pleaded guilty while the jury was still in deliberations.

New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:00 -0400 
    At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:49:00 -0400 
    An independent investigation found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:05:00 -0400 
    Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:55:00 -0400 
    It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:07 -0400 
    Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:00 -0400 
    More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is membership falling?

You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign? 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:52:00 -0400 
    All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
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