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Grand Slam Helps Giants Shutout Pirates In Playoff Game

Oct. 1
Doreen McCallister / NPR
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The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

Oct. 1
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Mohamed Osman Mohamud was convicted in January of 2013, but his sentencing was delayed after the government revealed it had attained evidence from secret NSA electronic surveillance.

One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

Oct. 1
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The picture shows the walrus huddled up on an Alaskan beach. Usually, they would spread out on sea ice. But this year, it's all melted.

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Oct. 1
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Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

Oct. 1
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

Oct. 1
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It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

Oct. 1
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The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

Oct. 1
Maanvi Singh / NPR

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

Oct. 1
Stacey Vanek Smith / NPR
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A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Oct. 1
Dana Farrington / NPR
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The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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