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The Daily Talk uses chalk, photos and Liberian slang to spread the latest news. Editor Alfred Sirleaf set up the blackboard on Monrovia's main thoroughfare. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Liberia's Daily Talk: All The News That Fits On A Blackboard

It's one of Liberia's most popular news sources, with updates on everything from Ebola to politics. The plywood newsboard on a busy Monrovia sidewalk is the brainchild of journalist Alfred Sirleaf.

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Liberia's Daily Talk: All The News That Fits On A Blackboard

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Ad Olam Ah'ake (Forever I Shall Wait) Trio Shalva
Bachelorette Trio Shalva
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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

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Senior In The Stripper's Light The Gothenburg Address

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Please Touch! Cooper Hewitt Creates A Museum For The Internet Age

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Moses' Camp Alberto Iglesias

Maria Isabel de la Paz, a U.S. citizen, was twice turned away when trying to enter the U.S. legally. When she attempted an illegal crossing, her case was decided by a Border Patrol agent, not an immigration judge. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

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The authorities in Sierra Leone are coping with a raging Ebola epidemic in Freetown (above) yet they must also keep constant watch for Ebola hot spots that may crop up in the countryside. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Medical Mystery: Why Did Ebola Pop Up In A Remote Mining District?

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Kabul Postcard: A Neighborhood In Transition

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Naptalan The Evpatoria Report

Ana and John Conley, parents of defendant Shannon Conley, exit the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Denver following their daughter's plea hearing on Sept. 10. Shannon Conley, 19, pleaded guilty on a charge that she intended to wage jihad. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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When Americans Head To Syria, How Much Of A Threat Do They Pose?

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J. Cole: 'Ain't Enough Of Us Trying'

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Love Yourz J. Cole
Time Goes By DJ Ezasscul
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