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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 21, 2014

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More British army medics deploy to Sierra Leone, Ukraine and Russia talk energy in Brussels and the U.N. elects new members to the Human Rights Council.

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Smithsonian Board Meeting Disrupted By Staff Seeking Wage Increases

Government employees protested for increased wages at the Smithsonian's annual Board of Regents meeting at the Smithsonian Hirschorn Museum, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

Federal contract workers call for better pay and benefits at the annual Smithsonian Board of Regents meeting on Monday.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 20, 2014

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The U.S. transports Kurdish weapons to Kobani, disturbing reports of sexual violence in South Sudan and a very dirty Beijing Marathon.

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Rubio Plans To Pursue Travel Ban Legislation

Rubio plans to introduce the new legislation in November when the Senate returns to session.

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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 20, 2014

U.N. human rights experts condemn Detroit for shutting off water to residents, Nigeria is declared ‘Ebola-free,’ and Iraqi aid need far outstrips capacity.

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Perez Avoids Avoids Attorney General Questions

Perez tried to steer the focus of inquiries back on his current job as the Secretary of Labor.

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Wyoming AG: Same-Sex Marriages To Begin Tuesday

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The Wyoming attorney general said that the state would not file an appeal of the ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

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“#HereWeGo,” Lewinsky tweeted.

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Cleveland Hero Saves Lives

One person changed many lives. He took action. He grew up in a family and city that supported him and his quest to “do good.”

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The U.S. Buys Louisiana, Abraham Lincoln Announces Thanksgiving, And Richard Nixon Fires The Attorney General

Plus, Washington turns Hollywood upside-down and Gen. Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines.

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Click here for: Tuesday, October 21

● Perfumer indicted for currency violations

● Tracking fracking fluids

● EPA edges closer to strontium rulemaking

● Shopping in a smoke-free environment

● Trade panel rebuffs American consumers

● Students file First Amendment lawsuit

Poll: Wendy Davis Trails Abbott By 15%

Davis receives 32 percent while Abbott holds 47 percent.

WHO Declares Nigeria To Be Ebola Free

Nigeria is the second African country to be declared free of Ebola.

Obama Will Vote While In Chicago

Obama said he will be casting his vote for Sen. Dick Durbin and Governor Pat Quinn.

TRNS News Notes- 10/20

Dozens declared free of Ebola risk in TX
Landlords won’t rent to Louise Troh
Carnival cruise passenger negative
Obama’s Ebola czar under fire
Military readying Ebola response team

Pot Lobbyist: Congress Should Do Nothing Over D.C. Legalization

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TRNS interviewed Bob Capechi, deputy director for state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project.