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How does ebola infect people? And why are images of Kim Kardashian's derrière flooding Facebook..again? We look back at the top web searches from 2014.

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Robin Williams: Remembering Robin Williams

12/25/2014
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In addition to his mainstream comedy appeal, Robin Williams was also famous for his roles in many family movies, including Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and, more recently, Happy Feet. (RN Drive, 8/12/2014)

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Ice Bucket Challenge: Life After Ice Buckets

12/3/2014
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The ALS ice bucket challenge continues to bring in huge donations this summer for efforts to cure and treat what's commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. As of today, the viral campaign has raised more than $94 million for the ALS Association. That's compared with $2.7 million raised by the group during the same time last year. (All Things Considered, NPR, 8/27/2014)

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Ebola: How Ebola Works

12/3/2014
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A disease that was discovered and contained to Central Africa in the 1970s has revived and spread in 2014. Now there is an Ebola outbreak that has moved across borders and science still has no cure for it. (Stuff You Should Know, 8/14/2014)

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Joan Rivers: Remembering the Iconic Fire of Joan Rivers

12/3/2014
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Joan Rivers was one of the first successful female stand-up comics in America, eventually becoming a role model and an icon for no-nonsense comedians like Roseanne Barr, Sarah Silverman and countless others. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 9/5/2014)

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iPhone 6: Everything You Should Know About the iPhone 6

12/3/2014
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Everything You Should Know About the iPhone 6 and 6+. (Tech Talker's Quick and Dirty Tips, 9/18/2014)

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Malala Yousafzai: Pakistani Teen Shares Nobel Peace Prize

12/3/2014
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Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children. (Morning Edition, NPR, 10/10/2014)

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Malaysia Airlines: What Became of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

12/3/2014
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From terrorism to catastrophic structural failure to alien tractor beams, theories on the vanishing jetliner have come fast and furious. And one after another, they have themselves disappeared into nothingness. Bob reflects on how a story that lacks not only the “why,” but also the “what,” gets covered in the news. (On The Media, WNYC, 3/14/2014)

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Kim Jong-Un: Where’s Kim Jong Un?

12/3/2014
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During the leader's absence there have been some noteworthy developments though, including a very significant meeting between three top North Korean officials in a visit to the South, to coincide with the Asian Games. (Sunday Extra, RN, 10/11/2014)

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