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2:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 4:45 am

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2:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

Workers drive around Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Sunday, telling people about the dangers of Ebola.
Tommy Trenchard for NPR

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 12:31 pm

Many people in Sierra Leone still don't believe Ebola really exists.

In response, Ebola awareness announcements are now playing repeatedly on the radio and on loudspeakers up and down the streets of Freetown — Sierra Leone's pretty but ramshackle oceanfront capital. The announcements are part of awareness campaigns to try to stop the virus from spreading.

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2:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 4:45 am

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2:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 4:45 am

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Politics
12:49 am
Wed August 6, 2014

After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

Juvenile wing of the Orleans Parish Prison in Louisiana. In Memphis, the juvenile court system was criticized for inadequate defense of their clients and treating minority children more harshly.
Richard Ross Juvenile In Justice

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 7:55 am

For people connected to the Memphis juvenile courts, April 2012 is unforgettable. That's when federal investigators determined that the Shelby County juvenile court system discriminated against African-American defendants.

The Justice Department said the system punished black children more harshly than whites. In the most incendiary finding, investigators said the court detained black children and sent them to be tried in the adult system twice as often as whites.

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Goats and Soda
12:47 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Liberians In America Help Dispel Ebola Myths Back Home

Employees of a petroleum company in Liberia help to curb Ebola's spread via a public health awareness campaign Monday. West Africa is facing its first Ebola outbreak, so questions abound.
Abbas Dulleh AP

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 2:29 pm

Amelia Togba-Addy lives in Atlanta, but Ebola is always on her mind.

Like many Liberian Americans, she has family and friends in West Africa, where Ebola has killed nearly 900 people. In Liberia alone, the World Health Organization has reported almost 500 cases and more than 250 deaths so far.

So when Togba-Addy's aunt called early one morning last week, she panicked.

"The first thing I thought about was, 'Oh! A family member has come down with the virus,' " she says. "So I started crying."

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NPR Ed
12:43 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 3:40 pm

This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.

When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.

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5:41 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

How A Fat Grizzly Bear Could Help You Avoid Diabetes

Washington State University is home to the nation's only captive grizzly bear research center.

Washington State University’s mascot is the cougar, but the university is also home to the nation’s only captive grizzly bear research center. A new study involving those bears yields insights into possible therapies for human obesity and diabetes.

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5:15 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Odd Couple: Where Does A Straitlaced Farmer Get Pot Growing Expertise?

Research farmer Alan Schreiber and research assistant Tom Balotte, of Ag Development Group, talk about an ongoing research project in the fields of the 105-acre farm north of Pasco, July 2, 2014.

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 4:25 pm

In Eastern Washington, a pair of very different guys teamed up to embark on an experiment to grow Washington’s latest agricultural crop -- legal marijuana. 

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5:11 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Washington Primary Ballots Due By 8 P.M. Tuesday

Washington voters must return their ballots to drop boxes by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

It’s primary day in Washington. Tuesday’s vote will decide a park levy in Seattle and narrow the field in dozens of state legislative and Congressional races.

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