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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:47:00 -0400 
    The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.


50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:03:16 -0400 
    Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?


Alleged Cop-Killer Due In Court After Arrest Ends Long Manhunt 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:01:29 -0400 
    Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.


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.
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