Augustine Goba (right) heads the laboratory at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He and colleagues analyzed the viral genetics in blood samples from 78 Ebola patients early in the epidemic. Stephen Gire/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

President Obama has said he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline project, which passed in the Senate on Wednesday. Historically, political scientists say, 90 percent of veto threats are issued behind the scenes, but Obama has issued nine veto threats so far — in public. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

James (Abigail) Allen. from the 1828 London publication "An Authentic Narrative of the Extraordinary Career of James Allen, the Female Husband!" Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle/New York Public Library hide caption

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NPR History Dept.

'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century

In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.

There are more than 160 living Hall of Fame football players. The famous busts of the inductees line the walls in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. JW Ogden/Flickr hide caption

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Sports

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center WKSU

Canton, Ohio, has launched an ambitious expansion plan, including assisted living for Hall of Famers. The concept is part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers.

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WKSU

Fieldale Farms in Gainesville, Ga., says it can't keep enough workers to meet demand for its poultry products, despite paying $16 per hour plus benefits. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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Business

Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find

The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.

Wendell Scott (right) and his son Frank in Darlington, S.C., in 1970. Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American driver inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday. Courtesy of the Scott family hide caption

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StoryCorps

African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.

New apartment buildings are replacing empty lots in Mantua, one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Will Figg for NPR hide caption

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Code Switch

Can A Growing University Stop Gentrification From Snowballing?

Drexel University is taking a hands-on approach to redeveloping one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods with a new center designed to serve not just students but mainly local residents.

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