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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.


Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.


Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.


Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.


Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service

The Secret Service is gladly highlighting its canine heroes, Hurricane and Jordan, after weeks of the drip, drip, drip of an agency in trouble.


ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict, many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which it says is harsh and arbitrary.


What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.


Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.


UNC Chancellor: Report Reveals 'Shocking Lack' Of Checks And Balances

Audie Cornish talks with the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt, about Wednesday's report on the school's varsity athletes taking phony classes.


U.S., Canada Use Different Approaches To Defend Against Terrorism

Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. She describes the different ways that Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have responded to acts of random terrorist violence, both real and alleged.


In Missouri, A Tale Of Two Fergusons

The argument over how race plays a role in the interaction between police and residents of color has flared in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's surprising to some of the small city's white residents who say the depiction of Ferguson is all wrong.


Cigarette-Maker Reynolds American To Ban Smoking At Work

Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.


Retrial Of Texas Arson Case Ends With Surprise Guilty Plea

Robert Siegel talks with Dave Mann of the Texas Observer about the conclusion of the retrial of Ed Graf on arson charges. On Wednesday, Graf pleaded guilty while the jury was still in deliberations.


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