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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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  • At Tacloban Airport, Aid Workers Arrive As Residents Try To Leave
    The town of Tacloban on the island of Leyte in the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The scene at the airport there was chaotic as the Philippine and U.S. military delivered food and aid workers and residents rushed to board planes headed back to less-damaged Manila .
  • The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult
    Robert Siegel talks to Richard Brennan, World Health Organization director of emergency risk management and humanitarian response, about the geographic challenges of sending humanitarian aid to Typhoon Haiyan victims.
  • So, You Have Gonorrhea. Who Tells Your Ex?
    Most people testing positive for a sexually transmitted disease may want to do the right thing and let former sexual partners know. But such conversations aren't easy. In Spokane, you can ask the health department to make the call — and not use your name.
  • Ethanol Is Center Stage In Fight Over American Fuel Tanks
    Two large industries — agriculture and oil — are fighting a pitched battle over access to your car's fuel tank. Americans are buying less gasoline, but a federal law requires the country to include an increasing amount of corn-based ethanol in the country's fuel supply. Facing billions of dollars in lost sales, the oil industry wants the government to reverse course on ethanol.
  • Ukraine, A Chocolate Factory And The Fate Of A Woman
    Like many former Soviet republics, Ukraine is considering saying goodbye to its Soviet past and signing an economic alignment with the European Union. But with the clock ticking on a free trade agreement, Ukraine is facing hardball tactics from Moscow and a demand from the EU to free its former prime minister.
  • Chinese Communist Party Meeting Promises Big, Yet Vague, Changes
    China's Communist Party wrapped up a four-day meeting Tuesday that could herald big changes for the nation's economy. The meeting carries the soporific title The Third Plenary of the 18th Central Committee. But historically, a third plenary has meant transformational reforms.
  • Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?
    American entrepreneurs in Kenya are attempting to fundamentally transform education for some of the poorest kids in the world — while making a profit.
  • One World Trade Center Now, Officially, The Tallest U.S. Building
    New York City has the tallest skyscraper in the country again. One World Trade Center will officially take that title away from the Willis Tower in Chicago when it opens next year. The Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat made the announcement Tuesday.
  • Latyrx: Still Deft And Defiant After Two Decades
    The oratorical alt-rap duo featuring Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born returns with a follow-up to 1996's The Album. The new record demonstrates that the two are as capable as ever of illustrating the musicality of hip-hop.
  • First Numbers From Health Exchange Expected To Be Low
    The administration is expected to report on the number of Americans who have signed up for health insurance on the federal exchange this week.

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