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—Quentin Crisp (b. 1908) British author


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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:45 -0400 
    Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:45 -0400 
    The World Series resumes Friday the first in San Francisco. The Giants have won two rings in five years — 2010 and 2012 — and they're working on a third.

With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:45 -0400 
    Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

Georgia Democrat Seeks Republican Votes To Keep His Seat 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:00 -0400 
    As the last white Democrat in the deep South, Congressman John Barrow is perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:00 -0400 
    Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

With Biden By His Side, Maine Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:00 -0400 
    Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:00 -0400 
    A physician who had returned to New York from Guinea, where he treated Ebola patients, has tested positive for the virus. David Greene speaks with NPR's Richard Harris about the case.

Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:00 -0400 
    The last tobacco subsidy payments go to tobacco farmers at the end of this month. The government program was intended to help growers transition out of a Depression-era tobacco price-fixing system.

Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:23:00 -0400 
    The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:48:00 -0400 
    A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.

Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:24:00 -0400 
    If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:13:00 -0400 
    National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:42:00 -0400 
    The Secret Service is gladly highlighting its canine heroes, Hurricane and Jordan, after weeks of the drip, drip, drip of an agency in trouble.

ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:29:00 -0400 
    Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict, many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which it says is harsh and arbitrary.

What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola? 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:57:00 -0400 
    Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.
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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:45 -0400
Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:45 -0400
With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:53:45 -0400
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NY doctor tests positive for Ebola  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:54:32 GMT
Canada attack 'not linked to IS'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:56:49 GMT
Sweden calls off search for sub  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:59 GMT
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