People read newspapers placed along a street blocked by protesters outside the government headquarters building in Hong Kong on Wednesday. While Hong Kong media are covering the protests closely, media in mainland China have been mostly quiet. Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering Protests

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.

A man stands above a new Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. Health workers in Liberia, the hardest-hit nation, have turned people away from treatment units because of shortages of beds and staff. Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, speaks to a group of supporters at a rally in support of Kentucky democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, in June of 2014. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Elizabeth Warren says new recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

Cuban Premier Fidel Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September 1960 in New York. A new book details secret negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba dating back to President Kennedy's administration. AP hide caption

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Politics

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Ties With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep sat down with co-authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande ahead of the book's release to discuss their findings.

Republican congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, 30, says her generation "can't just complain about the problems, we have to help solve them as well, because we're ultimately inheriting them." Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Politics

In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

Elise Stefanik is 30 years old and running for Congress. If she wins, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Democrats hope filmmaker Aaron Woolf can help them hang onto the seat.

Raya might tickle Elmo with toilet paper if he doesn't use it properly. John Barrett/Courtesy of Sesame Workshop hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud Of It

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

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