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Document Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone
As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
Document Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again
Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.
Document In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes
After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment.
Document Cavaliers, Lakers Lagging: The Week In Sports
With the basketball season underway, NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN.com's Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.
Document What We Learn When Find Silence
From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.
Document Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, <em>Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves</em>. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.
Document London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'
NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.
Document Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision
A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.
Document In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan
President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
Document Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures
Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.
Document Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats
The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.
Document Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.
Document Asians &mdash; Not Just Latinos &mdash; Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action
President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.
Document Another Deadline Looms in Iran Nuclear Talks
As the deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal nears, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Document Obama's Step-Grandmother Continues Educating Young Kenyans
Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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