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3:59 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Summer Food Program Tries To Reach At-Risk Kids

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 7:09 am

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NPR Story
3:59 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Are Terminal Illness Decisions Affected By Negative Stereotypes?

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Around the Nation
6:45 am
Wed August 6, 2014

16-Year-old Wins Over 5-Year-Old Incumbent Mayor

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Europe
6:05 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

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

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep...

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BABY")

JUSTIN BEIBER: (Singing) Oh, whoa.

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NPR Story
4:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

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

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NPR Story
4:08 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 2:31 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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NPR Story
4:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

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

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We devote our last word in Business today to our continuing coverage of potato salad. Regular listeners know how intently we've been following the story of a man - a man with a dream - a dream to learn how to make potato salad.

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NPR Story
4:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

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

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

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NPR Story
4:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Modern Anthology Series Could Revolutionize Television

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

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The Salt
8:36 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

White House chefs chop a lot of vegetables to prepare for a dinner of 400 Tuesday night.
Gregory Barber/NPR

Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 12:12 pm

Think of it as a state dinner for an entire continent. Tuesday night, after the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit sessions wrap up, the president and the first lady will host 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. The 400 guests will be treated to a traditional American meal with an African twist in a gigantic tent on the South Lawn and enjoy a performance by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lionel Richie.

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