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October 31, 2014 | NPR · This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope’s 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky’s. He tells us whether his predictions on this year’s most popular costumes were correct.
 

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October 31, 2014 | WUNC · North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · A former member of Florida A&M University’s marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion’s life.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · A judge in Maine has denied the state’s request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine’s governor sought to keep her confined to her home.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The much-despised Bowl Championship Series is gone and in its place is the playoff fans have wanted for years. So that’s the end of the controversy, right? Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what the Justice Department claims, is a pattern of unconstitutional uses of force.
 

 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope’s 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.
 

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October 31, 2014 | WUNC · North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope’s 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · “I’ve made a career of playing small supporting roles,” McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who “should be a leading lady.”
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · There’s nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · In an interview with NPR’s Melissa Block, Swift addresses what’s changed since she began her career — not just for her, but for the teenaged girls that have always been her biggest supporters.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · The Metropolitan Opera will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow in a new production starring soprano Fleming. But its greatest incarnations have been on film.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Hear music for the season and spine-chilling Scottish tales, narrated by host Fiona Ritchie.
 

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