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Friday's Stories September 19, 2014

What's In the Future For Scotland's 'Yes' Voters?

In a record turnout, Scotland's voters decided to stay within the United Kingdom. But the story doesn't end there.

Climate Change Activists To Converge On New York

Climate change activists will march on New York this weekend ahead of the United Nation's Climate Change Summit.

Reporter: Sunni Tribesmen Key In ISIS Fight

Josh Rushing is returning from a reporting trip in Iraq and Syria for Al Jazeera, and says Sunni tribesmen should not be conflated with the militant group ISIS.

Wall Street Opens Doors For Alibaba

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Paige Rawl Remains 'Positive' While Living With HIV

Paige Rawl grew up enduring intense bullying due to her HIV status. Her new memoir recounts the journey.

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Scotland Remains United

With the last of the results from yesterday's historic vote for Scottish independence trickling in, it is safe to say Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.

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US Men Falling Away From The Workforce

In 1954, almost 98 percent of American men of prime working age were employed, compared to 88 percent in 2014.

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Embattled NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence

Roger Goodell made his first public comments in more than one week about how the League has handled players accused of domestic violence.

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On Stage: Hoopcamp Goes Beyond Hula Hoops

In our "On Stage" series today, we go to Hoopcamp, which bills itself as the "largest yearly gathering of the hoop dance community."

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American Nonprofit Provides Help To Ebola-Affected Areas

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. One Colorado non-profit is among the groups racing to help.

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For The Love Of Cello

Reporter Scott Lau reflects on how playing the cello changed him.

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A Different Pro Baseball Player Hangs Up His Spikes

Even though focus is on the end of Derek Jeter's career, Luis Lopez of the Bridgeport Bluefish will soon end his own storied, two decade baseball career.

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Three Day Lockdown Begins In Sierra Leone To Slow Ebola

The government in Sierra Leone has placed the nation under lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.

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The View From Syria: The Fight Against ISIS

The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen has been to the front line south of Damascus as the US ramps up the fight against ISIS.

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September 16 7 Comments

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

Kathy Gunst joins Cook's Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

September 16 11 Comments

Remembering Jesse Winchester

Jimmy Buffett remembers his friend the late songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose posthumous album is being released today.

September 15 27 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 28 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

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Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 11 9 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

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Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Terry Gilliam Goes Back To The Dystopian Future

Terry Gilliam's new film, "The Zero Theorem" will be familiar to his fans.

September 18 5 Comments

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

"Space age pop" and "incredibly strange music" are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

September 17 21 Comments

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

September 17 40 Comments

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.