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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.
 

Food and Drug Administration
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances doesn’t mean the product disappears from the market.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Abdul Sattar Edhi and his foundation are synonymous with humanitarian work in Pakistan. But that didn’t keep the foundation from being robbed of more than $1 million, provoking widespread outrage.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Weeks before the November election, a Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications — mainly from black, Latino and Asian-American voters — are missing.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Country music isn’t the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.
 

Crown
October 22, 2014 | NPR · American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.
 

Quoctrung Bui
October 21, 2014 | NPR · For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
 

 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The blunt-talking Moshe Ya’alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City Wednesday demanding justice.
 

Arts & Life

Luma Bites
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that’s literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It’s just basic food chemistry, folks.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
 

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it’s announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.
 

Music

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It’s all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.
 

Mountain Stage
October 22, 2014 | NPR · The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.
 

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October 22, 2014 | WXPN · The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.
 

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