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Goats and Soda
5:27 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had her temperature taken as she arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:51 pm

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, just returned from a four-day trip to all three of West Africa's Ebola-stricken countries. Speaking with Melissa Block of All Things Considered, she said she saw promising signs of recovery but had also gained a sense of just how much work must still be done.

In Liberia, Power was struck by the gratitude expressed to the United States for "rescuing these countries in their hour of greatest need."

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Business
5:26 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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Shots - Health News
5:11 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program.
Eric Mennel WUNC

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:10 pm

Debra Blackmon was about to turn 14 in January 1972, when two social workers came to her home.

Court and medical documents offer some details about what happened that day. Blackmon was "severely retarded," they note, and had "psychic problems" that made her difficult to manage during menstruation.

Her parents were counseled during the visit, and it was deemed in Blackmon's best interest that she be sterilized.

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Law
5:04 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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Space
4:59 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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Around the Nation
4:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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Sports
4:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Protests May Await Redskins When They Land In Minn. For Vikings Game

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:51 pm

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Politics
4:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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Health
4:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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Sports
4:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

College Football Might Not Look That Much Different Without BCS

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

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