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Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus

Dec. 24
Rob Stein / NPR
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The worker will be monitored for symptoms. Officials are investigating the incident, in which the virus was moved from a high-security lab to a low-security lab at the CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.

When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

Dec. 24
Sarah Jane Tribble / NPR
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Health insurance doesn't pay for housing, but sometimes that is what a patient needs most. A Medicaid experiment helps some elderly and disabled people move out of institutions into their own homes.

Japanese Artist Indicted For 'Vagina Kayak'

Dec. 24
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Provocative artist Megumi Igarashi has been arrested twice in Japan this year for distributing data that lets people make a 3-D printed kayak that incorporates a model of her genitals.

A Blizzard Of Cash: Christmas Comes Early To Hong Kong

Dec. 24
Martha Ann Overland / NPR

Drivers and pedestrians leapt into busy Hong Kong traffic to scoop up millions of dollars of bills spilled by a security van. Much of it has not been returned.

U.S. Strikes Have Killed 1,100 ISIS Fighters And Cost $1 Billion

Dec. 24
Martha Ann Overland / NPR

Spending exceeds $8 million per day. Operation Inherent Resolve, as the U.S.-led operation against the Islamic State is known, is getting its own inspector general to oversee government costs.

Would You Like Health Insurance With Those Stocking Stuffers?

Dec. 24
April Dembosky / NPR
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While shoppers rush to the mall to pick up the last neckties and Transformers for Christmas, health officials are trying to pitch them on an unconventional gift this holiday season: health insurance.

China's Fierce Anti-Corruption Crackdown: An Insider's View

Dec. 24
Frank Langfitt / NPR
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China's president has pushed hard to combat corruption. But he's meeting resistance from some bureaucrats who say their incomes have fallen because bribes are less common.

Sony To Stream 'The Interview' On YouTube, Other Sites Starting Tonight

Dec. 24
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The studio said the comedy will also be available to rent on Google Play Microsoft's Xbox Video and a dedicated website at a price of $5.99. It's also being show in more than 200 theaters.

Son's Death 'Doesn't Make Any Sense,' Say Antonio Martin's Parents

Dec. 24
Bill Chappell / NPR

Toni Martin-Green came forward last night to say it was her son who had been shot and killed in Berkeley, Missouri. Today, she says, "I am trying to remain calm."

A Very Native American Christmas

Dec. 24
Linton Weeks / NPR
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For some Native Americans, Christmas has been a time for decorated trees, Santa Claus and lots of old traditions.

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