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4:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

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Latin America
4:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Still Few Answers In Killing Of 43 Students In Mexico

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Digital Life
4:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 6:06 pm

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Goats and Soda
1:16 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Surveillance team member Osman Sow washes his boots after working in a potentially contaminated area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Survey teams are sent out every day to assess sick people and dispatch burial teams to collect the dead.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 3:16 pm

Ebola is on the rise in Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown. Just this week, 234 new confirmed infections were reported, and every day hundreds of residents call the emergency line to report more possible cases in their neighborhoods.

To deal with the surge, the nation sends health surveillance teams into the community to investigate the alerts, visiting up to five homes a day to check on residents.

The junior member of one team is Osman Sow, a young man with a wisp of a beard and a serious manner.

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Parallels
1:06 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Civilians who had just recently arrived in Yola prepare to flee again, this time in a large open-top truck headed to the city of Jos.
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton NPR

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 2:54 pm

As Nigeria's military continues to battle Boko Haram fighters for control of towns and territory in the turbulent northeast, fearful residents are leaving — or being driven out of town. More than 200 schoolgirls, abducted by the Islamist extremists in April, are still missing.

Hoisting the black flag of al-Qaida, the insurgents have imposed strict Islamic law in areas under their control, vowing to establish a caliphate.

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Fresh Air Weekend
11:07 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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Parallels
11:05 am
Sat November 22, 2014

In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

After Palestinian Abdel Rahman Shaludi killed two people with a car in an attack last month, Israel destroyed his family's apartment in East Jerusalem by blowing up the front outside and most internal walls. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment.
Ahmad Gharabli AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 1:49 pm

After a spate of deadly violence in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to speed up home demolitions of attackers as a punishment and deterrent.

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Science
9:33 am
Sat November 22, 2014

You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

Temperatures are taken two ways at Casablanca's airport: with an infrared body scanner (left) and a handheld thermometer (right).
Abdeljalil Bounhar AP

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 4:33 am

What's your temperature?

That's the question of the hour. The Ebola virus has made taking your temperature part of everyday conversation. People in West Africa are doing it. People returning from the region are doing it. And so are the overly paranoid in the United States.

For anyone who's been exposed to the virus, a body temperatures of 100.4 or higher has been deemed the point of concern. The goal, of course, is that magic number: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Except 98.6 degrees isn't so magical after all. In fact, that might not be your normal temperature.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:58 am

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