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Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital


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WHO Official: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January


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In the News

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Obama Rejects ‘Quick Fixes’ in Fight against Islamic State


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Second Texas Health Worker Infected with Ebola


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In the News

In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


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Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low

Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low


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Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low

Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low


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In the News

In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


3:27 PM - 3:33 PM October 03, 2014

    Video Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital

    Also, Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq vote to send Kurdish forces to the Syrian town of Kobani. China said 43 people tested for possible Ebola infection do not have the virus. Russia and Ukraine are still working to reach an agreement on Ukraine's payments for natural Gas.

    Audio  WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

    Also, student leaders in Hong Kong not satisfied with first talks with government officials. North Korea has releases one of three American prisoners. And South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

    Audio Indonesians Welcome New President

    Also, Turkey and US help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State, and finally some good news on the fight against Ebola. | In the News

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    Audio Obama: No ‘Quick Fixes’ in Fight against Islamic State

    Some critics have questioned Obama's plan of action against the Islamic State militants. But he did not suggest any changes to what he called “a long-term campaign” against the militants. He said the campaign would include “days of progress and periods of setback,” and no "quick fixes."

    Audio Texas Health Official Admits Mistakes in Ebola Case

    Also, a human rights group says more than 600 people have been killed in the battle for the Syrian town, Kobani | In the News

    Second Texas Nurse with Ebola Flew on Plane on Monday

    CDC director says second Ebola victim, Amber Vinson, should not have been allowed on a commercial flight. Ms. Vinson will be transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Audio Second Texas Health Worker Infected with Ebola

    American officials say tests show that a second health care worker in Texas has the Ebola virus. Nina Pham, the first nurse who was infected, said she is “doing well” and wanted to “thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers.” UN health worker died of Ebola in Germany.

    Audio US, Russia Relations Hit a New Low

    President Barack Obama has said the international community must face what he called “Russian aggression in Europe.” He was speaking about Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Russian government denies providing such support.

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  • Armed officers approach Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2014.

    Video Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital

    Also, Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq vote to send Kurdish forces to the Syrian town of Kobani. China said 43 people tested for possible Ebola infection do not have the virus. Russia and Ukraine are still working to reach an agreement on Ukraine's payments for natural Gas. More

  • FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington.

    Audio Apple, FBI Battle Over Privacy Rules

    Apple recently said it was increasing security settings on its latest operating system for the company’s wireless devices. Apple said its new encryption rules are designed to protect users from search and seizure of their iPhones. But the changes are of concern to federal investigators. More

  • Survivors of the Ebola virus pose for a picture outside a clinic near Tubmanburg, October 15, 2014. A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record as of Oct. 12, statistics released by the World Health Organization showe

    Audio Ebola Survivors Speak Out about Their Experience

    The number of Ebola cases continues rising. But there is some hope for those who survive the disease. Recently, a conference for Ebola survivors was held for the first time in eastern Sierra Leone. The goal was to offer advice to survivors and increase understanding of the disease. More

  • Men convicted of drug related crimes hear the public announcement for their death sentences in Shenzhen, China, on August 15, 1996.  (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

    Audio Activists: China Executed 2,400 People in 2013

    The number of executions in China is lower than in earlier years. However, it is more than three times higher than the number of executions in the rest of the world combined. That information comes from Amnesty International. Death penalty numbers are a state secret in China. More

  • Ebola-CDC brief

    Audio  WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

    Also, student leaders in Hong Kong not satisfied with first talks with government officials. North Korea has releases one of three American prisoners. And South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. More

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  • Audio Iron Ships Clash at Sea

    The American Civil War was fought not only on land, but at sea. In 1862, Confederate and Union forces fought a new kind of navy battle in waters off Hampton Roads, Virginia. It was the first battle between iron ships. On the Confederate side was a ship called the Virginia. | The Making of a Nation More

  • Audio San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

    The California baseball team, San Francisco Giants, is playing the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 Major League Baseball championship, the World Series. Two radio stations in San Francisco banned the hit song "Royals." In return, another station in Kansas City chose to play the song once every hour. More

  • A neurovascular unit on a chip being developed by Vanderbilt University researchers. (Vanderbilt University Photo/John Wikswo)

    Video Scientists Design Chips to Act Like Human Organs

    Testing new drugs for safety and effectiveness is a costly process in the United States. It also can take a lot of time. Some scientists are now designing silicon computer chips that act like human organs. The scientists think they have found a way to make the process faster and more economical. More

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    Audio Dealing with Distractions and Overreactions

    Five million American children and teenagers have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult - if not impossible - to stay with a duty until it is complete. Katherine Ellison knows the problem well. | Health Report More

  • Millions of years of history, which can be found on the ocean floor, are collected and analyzed at the Core Repository in New York.

    Video Scientists Create New Maps of Ocean Floor

    Until recently, scientists had mapped only about 20 percent of the sea floor. But our knowledge of the deep seas is changing because of information from satellites. Scientists have produced a new map that provides a detailed picture of the oceans. More

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