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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:22:28 -0400
Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie 
For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:41 -0400
Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home. 
In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:40 -0400
One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country. 
Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:00 -0400
Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office. 
LA Schools' Technology Expansion Loses Its Biggest Advocate  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:00 -0400
With the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles Unified School District's troubled iPad program is even more uncertain. 
Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:00 -0400
Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why. 
Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400
Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty. 
The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400
Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House. 
The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:00 -0400
Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77. 
Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:00 -0400
What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. 
Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400
One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa. 
So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:00 -0400
Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice. 
Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:24 -0400
Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public. 
New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400
Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors. 
Is It Legal To Quarantine Someone Who's Not Sick?  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400
State and local governments have the legal authority to impose mandatory quarantines. But law experts are debating whether some states' new Ebola quarantine policies may be stepping over the line.