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October 23, 2014 | KQED · Is California’s severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
 

From Girl Scouts of the USA website
October 23, 2014 | NPR · More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is membership falling?
 

Instagram
October 23, 2014 | NPR · All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, reportedly had no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They’re amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Bushwacker is retiring at the end of October. There have been a lot of top bulls in the sport, but none has reached Bushwacker’s level of superstardom.
 

AP
October 22, 2014 | NPR · State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.
 

 

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Courtesy of WHO
October 23, 2014 | NPR · Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.
 

Reuters/Landov
October 23, 2014 | NPR · In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday’s attack, that’s likely to change.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it’s a job with great risk. After this month’s killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.
 

Arts & Life

Tarcher
October 23, 2014 | NPR · Rock ‘n’ roll rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal’s new book summons a more shadowed past, when artists like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin brought an occult mystique to the music.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · What do Beyoncé, André the Giant, and a soufflé have in common? Why, the accents in their names, bien sûr! The answers in this final round will be words, names, or phrases containing an accent.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Have you ever been perplexed by the on-screen guide descriptions of your favorite TV shows? Us too. We serve up descriptions of shows, whose titles have been taken perhaps a bit too literally.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
October 23, 2014 | NPR · Robin Bacior’s honeyed but vibrant voice hits gently, bestowing the listener with comfort and calm.
 

The Art Arc
October 23, 2014 | NPR · From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.
 

XPN
October 23, 2014 | WXPN · Hear songs from the dubby North Carolina folk-rock duo’s new album, The Lateness Of Dancers.
 

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