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In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.

What The U.S. Health Care System Can Learn From Ebola Outbreak

Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.

A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

Ferguson Pastor: This Is Not A Race Issue; This Is A Human Issue

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is in Missouri the town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. His recent interaction with an angry, protesting teen was emotional for the father.

Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

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