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Thursday's Stories August 21, 2014

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Takes To The Big Screen

Weiner's first film, "Are You Here?" stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.

The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army

The Army is meeting its targets, but the man who runs recruiting says finding qualified candidates in the 17 to 24 age group can be difficult.

Syrian Clarinetist Finds A Home For His Music

"Does the clarinet stop a bullet or does it feed a child or does it rebuild a destroyed home?" Kinan Azmeh asks. "Of course it doesn't. But... it can inspire."

CDC Director On Release Of American Ebola Patients

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August 21, 2014 | 1:50 PM EDT 12 Comments

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with summer tomatoes. She shares several recipes.

August 21, 2014 | 1:20 PM EDT 2 Comments

St. Louis Radio Personality Opens Airwaves For Ferguson Community

Hot 104.1 DJ Boogie D discusses why he turned off the music and gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns on the radio.

August 21, 2014 | 12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

2 American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Emory University Hospital officials say Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are both free of the virus and pose no public health risk.

August 21, 2014 | 12:40 PM EDT Comment

Despite Threat, U.S. Launches More Airstrikes In Iraq

The airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants come after a threat that another American hostage would be killed if airstrikes continue.

August 21, 2014 | 12:12 PM EDT 2 Comments

District Profile: Michigan's 11th Congressional Race

In this week’s installment of District Profiles, we look at the race between Democrat Bobby McKenzie and Republican David Trott.

August 21, 2014 | 1:12 PM EDT Comment

North Carolina Lawmakers Approve Plan For Coal Ash

Six months after a coal ash spill, state lawmakers have approved a plan to regulate the ashes left over from burning coal.

August 21, 2014 | 12:35 PM EDT Comment

Baseball Pennant Races Heat Up

The Washington Nationals are riding a nine-game winning streak after last night's 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

August 21, 2014 | 1:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Bank Of America Agrees To Nearly $17 Billion Settlement

It settles allegations that the bank -- and companies it later bought -- sold risky, mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis.

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August 18 46 Comments

More Americans Are Flocking To The South

A New York Times interpretation of census data finds the South is seeing significant in-migration for the first time.

August 18 12 Comments

As Pot Laws Relax, Restrictions On Research Still Tight

The firing of a University of Arizona doctor highlights the complexity and politics of marijuana research.

August 15 8 Comments

Facing Backlash, SeaWorld Expands Killer Whale Habitats

SeaWorld has faced criticism over its treatment of captive killer whales since the release of the documentary, "Blackfish."

August 15 9 Comments

Training Police To Put Aside Their Biases

Criminologist Lorie Fridell says police officers can and should be trained to recognize their own internal biases.

August 14 6 Comments

NASA Chief On Past And Future Of U.S. Space Program

Charles Bolden, who is also a former astronaut, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation.

August 14 7 Comments

After Six Decades, Painter Jamie Wyeth Continues To Surprise

Jamie Wyeth has long lived in the shadow of his famous father and grandfather, but now he's getting his due.

August 13 8 Comments

Lois Lowry Says ‘The Giver’ Stays True To Spirit Of Her Book

More than 20 years after the award-winning book was published, the first movie adaptation comes out Friday.

August 13 5 Comments

New Superbug Skyrockets In Southeast

The drug-resistant bacteria CRE kills about half of those who get it, and it's on the rise in community hospitals, according to a new study by Duke University researchers.

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

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James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

August 20 5 Comments

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.

August 19 5 Comments

Abandoned Homes In Buffalo, N.Y. Selling For $1

Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the "Urban Homestead Program."

August 19 Comment

A Look At U.S. Military Options In Iraq

Retired Admiral William Fallon, who was head of United States Central Command during the Iraq War, discusses the current conflict.