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November 22, 2014 | NPR · As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they’re racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn’t doing enough to stop it.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.
 

Desert Bus
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Desert Bus, a parody game invented by magicians Penn and Teller, consists of driving a bus on a featureless road for hours. A comedy troupe in Canada has turned that monotony into money for charity.
 

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November 22, 2014 | WCQS · It’s illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · Critics sometimes carped that they couldn’t find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things. NPR’s Scott Simon remembers the actor, director and comedian.
 

November 22, 2014 | NPR · The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.
 

Roadside Attractions
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. “We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it,” Tommy Lee Jones says.
 

 

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November 24, 2014 | NPR · As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama’s executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.
 

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November 24, 2014 | NPR · The Marine Corps have begun a year-long experiment to decide if women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
 

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November 24, 2014 | APTI · Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.
 

Arts & Life

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
 

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little’s hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.
 

DreamWorks Animation
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.
 

Music

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November 24, 2014 | NPR · The Super Furry Animals frontman’s new multimedia project explores the improbable and fantastic history of his 18th-century ancestor, John Evans. Oh, and there are unicorns.
 

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward cover pop standards with the timeless impeccability for which they’re known. Once again, Ward hovers mostly in the background, leaving Deschanel to steal the playful show.
 

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · Folk heroes Richard and Linda Thompson split up, creatively and romantically, in the early 1980s. Now their son Teddy has brought them together — along with other family members — for a new album.
 

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