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This backcountry cook you've never heard of is a legend at Yosemite National Park

Ever heard of Sing Peak in Yosemite National Park? Turns out, it has nothing to do with music. It honors the park's Chinese immigrant past — and an amazing backcountry chef named Tie Sing. A park ranger at Yosemite did some digging and unearthed the hidden history of Sing and the immigrants who helped create the park we know today.

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With no time to find a cure, Ebola could be contained faster with a quicker test

Time is running out for thousands of people in Africa who are in danger of contracting Ebola. A cure or vaccine will not come in time to prevent many more infections and possible deaths. And now a second case has been diagnosed in the US. Perhaps the only answer is a rapid diagnostic test that can quickly identify those who are ill and those who are not.

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Haiti holds day of mourning

Haiti has been holding a day of national mourning exactly one month after the earthquake struck, killing at least 217,000 people. Haiti's President Rene Preval vowed that his country will live on. Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Nick Davis in Haiti.

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Nuts for coconuts

A state in south west India is on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. This state is famous for its coconuts as well as coconut oil, coconut cake, coconut toddy, coconut water..you get the idea�they go nuts for coconuts.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio. It was designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from LA Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne.