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For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:20:39 -0400
The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity more common infections. 
Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:08 -0400
Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set. 
New York City Praised For Response To New Ebola Patient  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:08 -0400
The first man diagnosed with Ebola in New York City remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Craig Spencer was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as soon as he began showing symptoms. 
New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:07 -0400
The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease. 
For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections. 
Terrorism Suspect To Be Tried In U.S. Civilian Court  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Audie Cornish talks to professor Robert Chesney about the U.S. transfer of a detainee from the Bagram prison in Afghanistan to the States to face charges in a civilian court. 
Pennsylvania Manhunt Evokes Memories Of The Search For Eric Rudolph  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Robert Siegel talks to former FBI special agent Chris Swecker about the similarities between the hunt for Eric Rudolph and Eric Frein, a survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper. 
In Alabama, Darius Foster Is An Unlikely GOP Candidate  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Republicans are trying to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South, where increasingly the color of your skin predicts your party affiliation. In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year. Darius Foster is among them. 
When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:06:31 -0400
New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter. 
In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:09:00 -0400
If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed. 
Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:53:15 -0400
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information. 
Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:00 -0400
Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes. 
Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:00 -0400
The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood. 
VIDEO: Talking While Female  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:03:00 -0400
For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense? 
A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:48:00 -0400
Carol's Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L'Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.