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November 22, 2014 | NPR · As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they’re racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn’t doing enough to stop it.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.
 

Desert Bus
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Desert Bus, a parody game invented by magicians Penn and Teller, consists of driving a bus on a featureless road for hours. A comedy troupe in Canada has turned that monotony into money for charity.
 

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November 22, 2014 | WCQS · It’s illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · Critics sometimes carped that they couldn’t find a unifying theme to his work, but Nichols had fun doing different things. NPR’s Scott Simon remembers the actor, director and comedian.
 

November 22, 2014 | NPR · The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.
 

Roadside Attractions
November 22, 2014 | NPR · Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. “We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it,” Tommy Lee Jones says.
 

 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.
 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.
 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood’s golden age.
 

Arts & Life

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood’s golden age.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
 

Causeway Films
November 27, 2014 | NPR · The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. “I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade,” says director Jennifer Kent.
 

Music

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November 27, 2014 | NPR · In this session from 1991, Connick sings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins host Marian McPartland for “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. “People were throwing things away,” he says. “I just took it as a family matter.”
 

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November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The British singer and songwriter’s voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.
 

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