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Tuesday's Stories August 19, 2014

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."

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 and U.S. involvement.

Historian Reflects On Michael Brown And Dred Scott

Blair Kelley sees a link between what's happening in Missouri today and what happened there in the 1800s.

How Flight Changed The World - And What Might Be Next

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Report: Lax Safety Culture Contributed To Worst Rail Disaster In Canada’s History

A year after the train derailment and explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, a new report highlights what went wrong.

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British MP Say Iraq's Future Is Up To Iraqis

Rory Stewart, who served as a provincial governor in Iraq during the war, believes the West is partly to blame for the situation in Iraq today.

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Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis

Authorities say the man was shot by police after brandishing a knife at officers, a few miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

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Another Night Of Protests, Arrests In Ferguson

Two people were shot, reportedly not by the police, and 31 people were arrested during another night of protests in the St. Louis suburb.

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Conservationists Urge Action As African Elephants Reach Tipping Point

A study out this week says more African elephants are being killed each year than are being born.

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California Tries To Lure Film Industry Back Home

A bill is moving through the state legislature that would quadruple the amount of tax incentives available to TV and movie makers.

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Remembering Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo

We listen back to Susan Stamberg's 1994 conversation with Don Pardo about his long and illustrious career.

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Home Construction Jumps, Even As Housing Market Cools

Cardiff Garcia of the Financial Times discusses the forces driving the housing ups and downs.

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Unscratchable Screen Tops List Of iPhone Rumors

Today is the beginning of what is, unofficially, new smartphone launch month. Apple is set to release its new iPhone on Sept. 9.

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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.

August 12 48 Comments

After Robin Williams’ Death, A Look At Depression

Psychiatrist Hursh Trivedi says depression and bipolar disorder "are just as real as heart disease and cancer."

August 12 14 Comments

St. Louis Suburb Wants Answers After Teen Killing

Tensions continue to run high in Ferguson, after the weekend police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

August 11 17 Comments

Make The Most Of Summer Corn Before It's Gone

Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her favorite corn recipes, including breakfast corn fritters and corn chowder.

August 11 207 Comments

Doctor Performs Abortions ‘Because I’m A Christian’

Willie Parker is one of two doctors who performs abortions at the only women's health clinic in Mississippi where abortions are performed.

Robin and Jeremy

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

August 18 33 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 10 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.