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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

The Outhouse And Other Rooms Get A 21st Century Makeover

Some people are spending more time in their backyard in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.

Turkish Parliament OKs Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Turkey had declined to join the international coalition launching attacks against Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Today and by a large margin, the country's parliament approved military action.

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

Leung Chun-ying told reporters that he appointed his deputy to meet with student activists to discuss "constitutional development," but he renewed warnings about occupying government buildings.

Live at 12:30 PM (ET): What's Next With The Ebola Disaster?

How did a single case of Ebola in Guinea turn into a crisis that has now reached the United States? Four experts join NPR in a webcast to talk about how this happened and how to stop further spread.

Fox's 'Gracepoint': An American Remake Best Viewed With Fresh Eyes

Fox's new show Gracepoint is a remake of a British murder mystery, Broadchurch. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says those who saw the original might want to watch the new series with someone who hasn't.

Asian-Americans Prepare for Elections in Gwinnett County

In Georgia, ballots are only printed in no language other than English. As the state’s Asian-American population swells, its influence may be dampened by an electoral language barrier.

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