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2:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

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2:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes Weighs In On Iraq, Syria

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Europe
2:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

News Out Of Eastern Ukraine Battle Zone Is Hard To Confirm

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Goats and Soda
12:42 am
Thu August 21, 2014

How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports?

Workers with the aid group Doctors Without Borders prepare a new Ebola treatment center near Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday. The facility has 120 beds, making it the largest Ebola isolation clinic in history.
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Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 2:07 am

The latest numbers on the Ebola outbreak are grim: 2,473 people infected and 1,350 deaths.

That's the World Health Organization's official tally of confirmed, probable and suspect cases across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. But the WHO has previously warned that its official figures may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."

So how bad is it really?

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Around the Nation
12:41 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Holder Seeks To Sooth Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

The nation's top law enforcement officer traveled to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday to wrap his arms around a community in pain.

Attorney General Eric Holder hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by a white police officer earlier this month.

From the moment he walked into a soul food restaurant in Ferguson, the attorney general found friends and began getting reports on the community's mood after days of protests and sporadic violence.

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Planet Money
12:36 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

General Motors

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jetpacks and new miracles of science. There was an entire house made from Formica. You could wipe it clean with a sponge!

The people who put the fair together tried to imagine how the future would look. Here are a few predictions, and how they actually turned out.

1. We had picture phones back then?

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Movies
12:34 am
Thu August 21, 2014

A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

Robert Rodriguez ventures into Hollywood for the premiere of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
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Robert Rodriguez's newest film, Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, is about to hit theaters — it's a 3-D crime thriller based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel series, laden with booze, broads and bullets.

But Rodriguez has also made comedic spaghetti Westerns, vampire flicks and four Spy Kids movies, about a young brother-sister duo of super sleuths — all from his home base in Austin, Texas. Though he's been in and out of Hollywood recently, putting the finishing touches on Sin City 2.

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National Security
5:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 6:59 pm

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5:03 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

File photo. Wood stoves are a major contributor to air pollution throughout the Northwest.

The EPA has given the state of Idaho notice that a corner of the Idaho panhandle isn't meeting stricter new air quality standards. The agency intends to change that by forcing the state to reduce what are called “fine particulates” in the air.

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The Two-Way
4:10 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

President Obama leaves after making a statement Wednesday about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria. The president said the U.S. would continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 7:42 pm

The White House and Department of Defense released statements Wednesday night regarding an attempt earlier this summer to free hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including journalist James Foley, whose execution was announced Tuesday by the militants.

According to Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, the U.S. had hoped to reclaim multiple hostages on the mission:

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