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Alieu P. Manor, 18, survived Ebola. He gazes into the room of his cousin, Varlee Kanneh, who was not so lucky. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

In Liberia's Hard-Hit Lofa County, Ebola Continues To Take A Toll

The farming town of Barkedu accounts for a fifth of Liberia's Ebola deaths. Residents have revved up anti-Ebola efforts. But the virus has swept away entire families, and there's no end in sight.

Alieu P. Manor, 18, survived Ebola. He gazes into the room of his cousin, Varlee Kanneh, who was not so lucky. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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In Liberia's Hard-Hit Lofa County, Ebola Continues To Take A Toll

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Randen Patterson left a research career in physiology at U.C. Davis when funding got too tight. He now owns a grocery store in Guinda, Calif. Max Whittaker/Prime for NPR hide caption

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When Scientists Give Up

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Start Shootin' Little People
Cirrus Bonobo
Juicy Lucy Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
King Kong Titan

Senate Minority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell has reportedly been talking privately about what he'd do as majority leader. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In An Era Of Gridlock, Does Controlling The Senate Really Matter?

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Elijah, the Woodford Reserve Distillery mascot cat in Versailles, Ky., in 2013. He kept the workplace mouse-free for more than 20 years before dying this summer, the distillery said. Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader hide caption

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Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat

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Bang Your Mullet [Southern Style Mix] The Distillery
Chttanooga Choo Choo Herb Alpert

The women of KING (from left): Anita Bias, Paris Strother and Amber Strother. Sharon Esquivel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Prince In Your Corner, It's Good To Be KING

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Swing 1 Jacob Bain, Samantha Boshnack et. al.

Magda Olivero performing Francis Poulenc's one-woman opera La voix humaine at San Francisco Opera in 1979. Ron Scherl/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Enduringly Dramatic Italian Soprano Magda Olivero Dies At 104

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Hard Sole Shoe Jenny Scheinman

Mountains of "little blue pills" and their chemical kin have transformed the way many people think about sex and aging. Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images hide caption

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Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

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Training What Laura Says
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Necrology The Cinematic Orchestra

"The State of the Birds" 2014 report found that red knots (above) and other shorebirds are among the most threatened groups in the U.S. More than half of U.S. shorebird species are on the report's Watch List — species that are currently endangered or at risk. Gerrit Vyn/The Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

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