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Thursday's Stories October 23, 2014

Bottom Of The Sea Is 'A World Of Surprises'

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

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One Voice Of The 'New Boom' In China

Yang Zhuo, a Chinese millennial who works as NPR’s news assistant in Shanghai, talks about about what life is like for him and his peers.

1:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Aretha Franklin's New Album Further Proves She’s Queen Of Cover Songs

The legendary singer has been called the "Queen of Soul," but her new album proves she's the queen of cover songs too.

1:12 PM EDT Comment

Uninsured Patients In Texas Turn To Walmart

Near the Fort Hood military base, Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic that has everything a typical doctor’s office has – except a doctor.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Canadian PM: 'We Will Be Vigilant But We Will Not Run Scared'

A day after a shooting attack in Parliament yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada urged the nation to remain strong.

12:12 PM EDT Comment

District Profile: A Rematch In Illinois' 10th District

Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider is fighting to keep his job from his Republican challenger, former Congressman Robert Dold.

12:06 PM EDT Comment

Canada's Parliament Back To Work After Shooting Attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urged members of Parliament to seek medical help if they are suffering stress from the attack.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Kansas City - A Homefront In The Fight Against Ebola

Whether here or in West Africa, Ebola comes with a stigma. That's something many West Africans living in the U.S. are finding out.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

How Important Is Speaking Chinese For American Business?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to appeal to a Chinese audience recently by speaking in Mandarin.

Music From The Show

From Leisure Cruise to Imogen Heap.

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October 20 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20 2 Comments

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

October 17 3 Comments

Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

October 17 Comment

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

October 16 4 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

October 16 Comment

‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr's dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

October 16 8 Comments

Larry Summers: Worry About Deflation Not Inflation

In light of the volatile stock market, we asked Larry Summers for some perspective.

October 15 Comment

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.