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Reports: Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

Oct. 20
Chris Hopkins / NPR
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Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.

CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

Oct. 20
Eyder Peralta / NPR

The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.

Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Oct. 20
Durrie Bouscaren / NPR
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Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

Oct. 20
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it's on pace to be the hottest year on record.

When Reassuring Isn't: Cruise's Needless Rush To Test For Ebola

Oct. 20
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR
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Galveston officials meant well when they tested a cruise ship passenger while she was still at sea. But some say the rush (which included a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter) was needlessly alarming.

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

Oct. 20
Aarti Shahani / NPR
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When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Oct. 20
Sam Sanders / NPR
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Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Oct. 20
Scott Hensley / NPR

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Oct. 20
Peter Granitz / NPR
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Climate change is making life in Haiti hotter and that's challenging coffee growers, whose plants need cooler temperatures. One solution is moving to higher elevations.

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

Oct. 20
Ian Chillag / NPR
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For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.

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