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5:49 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

Lava near the leading edge of the flow oozing over a concrete slab and towards a tangerine tree before solidifying near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii earlier this week.
U.S. Geological Survey AP

Officials in Hawaii are sending National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa on the Big Island, where a lava flow is creeping toward a main road, threatening to cut off the community.

Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said 83 troops have been sent to the town of fewer than 1,000 to help provide security. They are to aid in a road block and with other safety issues, The Associated Press says.

"These are local troops, people from the community. They'll be here working to take care of their family and friends," Oliveira said.

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NPR Ed
5:03 am
Fri October 31, 2014

50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

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Anne Sullivan was a great teacher. Famously, she was the "Miracle Worker," who taught a blind and deaf girl named Helen Keller to understand sign language and, eventually, to read and write.

Socrates ... now there was a great teacher. More than two thousand years after he gave his last pop quiz, we still know him for the teaching style named after him, the Socratic method. And through the writings of his most famous pupil, Plato.

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The Two-Way
5:01 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Alleged Cop-Killer Due In Court After Arrest Ends Long Manhunt

An undated FBI handout shows alleged cop killer Eric Frein on the FBI Most Wanted list. A manhunt for an alleged cop killer ended 30 October 2014 with the capture of the man Pennsylvania police had been hunting for nearly seven weeks, state authorities said.
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Eric Frein, the man who allegedly shot and killed a police officer and wounded another before leading authorities on a massive seven-week manhunt through rural Pennsylvania, is due in court this morning following his arrest on Thursday.

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Research News
4:22 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Less Than Jubilant Genes: Why The Brits Keep Calm

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Digital Life
4:22 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
3:44 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

Madison Bumgarner and catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after winning Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:44 am

The Giants challenged a call in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night. It took the umpiring crew — in conference with the umpires holed up in the video monitoring station in New York City's Chelsea district — almost three minutes to overturn the on-field decision. They called the runner out at first, giving the Giants a potentially game-changing double-play.

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StoryCorps
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, has always had a fascination with creepy things since childhood. Her father, Bob, always nurtured her passion.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 4:22 am

Joanna Ebenstein is founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood, which features a human skeleton, a pickled possum and a two-headed duckling, among other things.

Ebenstein and her father, Bob, recalled during a recent visit to StoryCorps, how ever since childhood, she's been fascinated with things that make most of us squirm, including black widow spiders.

"I used to catch them, and I'd put them in jars," says Joanna, 42.

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Movie Reviews
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Review: Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is Pulp With A Purpose

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 5:42 am

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Politics
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 4:22 am

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Shots - Health News
2:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

Examples of what the iphone app looks for: The white reflection from an otherwise dark pupil can indicate a tumor, a cataract, or other eye problems.
Claire Eggers NPR

Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 6:06 am

There's now free software for your iphone that lets you check for early signs of certain eye diseases.

The idea for the app comes from a Baylor University chemist named Bryan Shaw — we introduced you to Shaw late last year.

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