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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

NPR - 8/22/2014 1:56 AM - It's All Politics

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

NPR - 8/22/2014 12:31 AM - Goats and Soda

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."

TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series

NPR - 8/22/2014 12:29 AM - Monkey See

The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show's hero, The Doctor. Capaldi tells NPR TV critic Eric Deggans the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.

Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

NPR - 8/21/2014 2:41 PM - Race

The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.

Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery

NPR - 8/21/2014 2:25 PM - Goats and Soda

Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.

Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says

NPR - 8/21/2014 1:44 PM - The Two-Way

The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.