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Environment
1:48 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

In California, Fire Plus Drought Plus Rain Add Up To Mud

The King Fire burned 100,000 acres in the Eldorado National Forest in Northern California — 50,000 of those acres in one day. Now the danger is mudslides.
Andrew Nixon Capital Public Radio

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:46 am

An hour east of Sacramento, Calif., trucks carrying burned timber from the Eldorado National Forest roar down the canyon as chain saws buzz in the distance.

But U.S. Forest Service ecologist Becky Estes says besides humans, not much else in this forest seems alive.

"We're standing in an area that ... is going to be probably 100 percent mortality of the trees," Estes says.

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Middle East
1:48 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Pakistan Near Watershed Moment, But It Will Take Work

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:46 pm

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Middle East
1:48 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Peshawar School Was 'Almost Obvious' Target For Pakistani Taliban

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 3:29 pm

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We begin this hour with today's shocking terrorist attack in Pakistan. Gunmen entered a military-run school in Peshawar and began executing children. The military says 132 students and nine staff members were killed.

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All Tech Considered
4:26 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

Ride-hailing services like Uber have changed ground transportation for both passengers and drivers. As Uber rapidly grows, it becomes more difficult for its drivers to keep up with the hustle.
David Ramos Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 5:09 pm

The popular ride-hailing service Uber is valued at a staggering $40 billion — even though it's besieged by lawsuits, bad PR and outright bans in some cities.

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World
2:12 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Sydney Residents Rally To Head Off Anti-Muslim Violence

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 3:14 pm

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Book Reviews
2:12 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Murakami's 'Library' Is Dark, Creamy And Grainy At The Same Time

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Goats and Soda
2:12 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly: Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly speaks about the world's response to Ebola during the Overseas Security Advisory Council's Annual Briefing in Washington, D.C. last month.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 10:23 am

Dr. Kent Brantly considers himself a lucky man.

He was diagnosed with Ebola five months ago while working with Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse at a hospital in Liberia's capital, Monrovia. He became so sick that he thought he was going to "quit" breathing.

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Technology
1:35 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

The Distracting Problem With The Term 'Disruption'

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 2:12 pm

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Technology
1:35 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 10:06 am

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Education
1:35 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 2:12 pm

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