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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · If you’re like many parents, by tomorrow morning you’ll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Joanna Ebenstein, and her father, recall her lifelong fascination with stomach-turning body parts, among other things.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There’s now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity’s effectiveness and its priorities. This isn’t the first time.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Measure P in California’s Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 20 companies have filed antitrust complaints against Google in Europe since 2009. Under the new commissioner, the company could face more formal charges and billions of dollars in fines.
 

 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We’ve rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Blaise Campaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.
 

Arts & Life

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the “nocturnal underbelly” of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters’ work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.
 

Music

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator’s band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices.
 

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October 31, 2014 | WXPN · The Scottish soul singer, a best-seller in Europe, plays songs from his new album, Caustic Love.
 

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.
 

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