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Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's governor sought to keep her confined to her home. 
In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from. 
Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what the Justice Department claims, is a pattern of unconstitutional uses of force. 
College Football Might Not Look That Much Different Without BCS  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
The much-despised Bowl Championship Series is gone and in its place is the playoff fans have wanted for years. So that's the end of the controversy, right? Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish. 
Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
President Obama makes the case for economic policies that would benefit women amid hopes that women will turn out for Democrats on Election Day. 
Protests May Await Redskins When They Land In Minn. For Vikings Game  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:03:09 -0400
The owners of Washington, D.C.'s NFL franchise are facing what could be the largest protest yet against their team's name. The team plays the Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota — a state with more than 100,000 people who claim Native American ancestry. 
A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:46:28 -0400
Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health. 
1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:05:00 -0400
The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space. 
Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:00 -0400
The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10. 
Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:47:00 -0400
The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security. 
50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:03:00 -0400
Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones? 
Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:01:00 -0400
Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days. 
Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:22:28 -0400
Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie 
For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:41 -0400
Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home. 
In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:40 -0400
One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.