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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry.

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Goats and Soda

How One Man Saved His Country From A Nightmare Virus Called Nipah

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry.

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Goats and Soda

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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Today Dr. Kaw Bing Chua is a scientist at Temasek Life Sciences in Singapore. When he discovered the Nipah virus, he was a graduate student at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sanjit Das/Sanjit Das for NPR hide caption

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Today Dr. Kaw Bing Chua is a scientist at Temasek Life Sciences in Singapore. When he discovered the Nipah virus, he was a graduate student at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sanjit Das/Sanjit Das for NPR

Goats and Soda

How One Man Saved His Country From A Nightmare Virus Called Nipah

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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Today Dr. Kaw Bing Chua is a scientist at Temasek Life Sciences in Singapore. When he discovered the Nipah virus, he was a graduate student at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sanjit Das/Sanjit Das for NPR hide caption

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Today Dr. Kaw Bing Chua is a scientist at Temasek Life Sciences in Singapore. When he discovered the Nipah virus, he was a graduate student at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sanjit Das/Sanjit Das for NPR

Goats and Soda

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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Arts & Life

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

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Yahya Abu Romman stands outside his family's home in downtown Amman. The 22-year-old was deported from the U.S. after landing in Chicago at the end of January with a valid visa. He says border officers questioned why he holds a Jordanian passport when he was born in Syria. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

He landed in Chicago for a graduation celebration trip after President Trump's travel ban took effect on citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. He was held overnight in a cell and then sent back.

Deported With A Valid U.S. Visa, Jordanian Says Message Is 'You're Not Welcome'

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Politics

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

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Book News & Features

'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

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White House reporters line up Friday in Washington in hopes of attending a briefing in press secretary Sean Spicer's office. The off-camera briefing was limited mostly to pool reporters, broadcast networks and conservative-leaning outlets, with reporters for CNN, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and others denied entry. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Media

Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From Briefing

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.

Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka participates in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24, 2017, in National Harbor, Md. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Criticized By Peers, White House Counterterrorism Adviser Returns Fire

Sebastian Gorka responded to critical posts on Twitter by threatening to involve White House lawyers. He is fighting questions about his credentials and his views on Islam.

Longtime diplomat Daniel Fried, shown here at a meeting in Seoul in 2016, told colleagues at his retirement party on Friday he's "learned never to underestimate the possibility of change." Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Retiring Diplomat Delivers Message That 'Values Have Power'

Daniel Fried, who retired Friday from the State Department, helped shape U.S. policy in Europe over a 40-year career. "I learned never to underestimate the possibility of change," he told colleagues.

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike play real-life couple Seretse and Ruth Khama in A United Kingdom. Stanislav Honzik/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Movie Interviews

David Oyelowo On The Real 'United Kingdom' Marriage And Its Diplomatic Fallout

The film tells the story of Ruth Williams, a London typist, and Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of modern-day Botswana. In 1948, their interracial marriage sparked a political firestorm.

David Oyelowo On The Real 'United Kingdom' Marriage And Its Diplomatic Fallout

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in February in Los Angeles. The mayor of the city has asked ICE agents not to identify themselves as police during operations. Bryan Cox/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Los Angeles Officials To ICE: Stop Identifying Yourselves As Police

The mayor of Los Angeles co-signed a letter to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency requesting that its agents not identify themselves as "police" during operations in the city.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks during a town hall meeting at Brighton High School on Feb. 9 in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Politics

Rep. Chaffetz Says Town Hall Protesters 'Intimidate And Bully People'

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with Steve Inskeep about why he has declined to investigate President Trump's conflicts of interest and responds to his raucous reception at a town hall.

Rep. Chaffetz Says Town Hall Protesters 'Intimidate And Bully People'

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The eastern U.S. is experiencing warm temperatures Friday — but a powerful storm and cooler weather is forecast to cross into the region, as seen in this image from the National Weather Service. National Weather Service hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

71 Degrees In February: Temperatures In Boston And Buffalo Rewrite Record Book

An all-time high temperature for February was recorded in Boston. After breaking a 111-year-old mark for this day, Buffalo also equaled its record high for the month.

Trumpeter Lee Morgan and wife Helen in 1970. The couple's tragic story is the subject of the documentary I Called Him Morgan, directed by Kasper Collin. Kasper Collin Produktion AB/Courtesy of the Afro-American Newspaper Archives and Research Center hide caption

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Jazz On Film And The Problem Of The Mad Creative Genius

Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride reflects on how movies about his art form — including La La Land and a new Lee Morgan documentary — tend to paint the working jazz musician.

Jazz On Film And The Problem Of The Mad Creative Genius

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