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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:49:07 -0400 
    Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.


Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:00 -0400 
    More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is it struggling?


You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign? 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:52:07 -0400 
    All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.


Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:58:54 -0400 
    Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.


Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Is Free Of Ebola 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:32:00 -0400 
    Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, reportedly had no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.


Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:40 -0400 
    Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.


What The New Factory Worker Should Know 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400 
    In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them.


Democrat Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400 
    Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.


World's Best Bucking Bull About To Retire 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:00 -0400 
    Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker's level of superstardom.


Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:00 -0400 
    State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.


Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:22:00 -0400 
    A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.


Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400 
    The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400 
    Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.


The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400 
    Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.


How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS? 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400 
    Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.
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