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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0400
The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement. 
New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:51:34 -0400
The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea. 
Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:35:00 -0400
It was initially implied that nurses made many of the errors in the handling of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Further scrutiny shows they were not at fault. 
For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:19 -0400
The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs. 
Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:40 -0400
When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival. 
For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:20:00 -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 to handle more common infections. 
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. 
Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -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. 
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. 
New York City Praised For Response To New Ebola Patient  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -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. 
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. 
Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It's part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South. 
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. 
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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0400
New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:51:34 -0400
Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:35:00 -0400
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