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October 24, 2014 | NPR · The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · It was initially implied that nurses made many of the errors in the handling of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Further scrutiny shows they were not at fault.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it’s like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It’s part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · In her memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict Holocaust survivor who called Diane her “torch of freedom.”
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Listen Up Philip and Force Majeure — two movies, he says, with compelling lead men who are impossible to empathize with.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as “Potbelly Hill” holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn’t work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.
 

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October 23, 2014 | WOI · National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation’s most sacred Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict, many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which it says is harsh and arbitrary.
 

 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR’s Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Farah’s latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It’s the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been turned into a Bollywood film, but this time, the story is set in Indian-controlled Kashmir. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to screenwriter Basharat Peer.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Composer John Mauceri’s latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, “Monster Mash” aside, what of Halloween?
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · The Danish String Quartet doesn’t live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · The oratorio is a time-honored way for classical composers to tell a big story. Composer Ted Hearne thinks so too. His new oratorio, The Source, takes on the story of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
 

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