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Friday's Stories October 24, 2014

Brian Lehrer: New Yorkers 'Pretty Chill' About Ebola Case

The WNYC host told us how the city is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

Why Are Dozens Of Western Women Joining ISIS?

The FBI is investigating the case of three teenage girls from Colorado who they believe tried to join ISIS militants in Syria.

Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Allowed To Stay In Race

After being ordered out of the election because he's not fluent in the Navajo language, Chris Deschene is now back in the race.

Amazon's Political Sitcom 'Alpha House' Launches Second Season

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Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

Canadian terrorism expert Wesley Wark wonders if Canadian authorities missed an opportunity to arrest the attackers.

3:35 PM EDT Comment

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

There were conflicting reports about the number of possible injuries, but police say the lone shooter is dead.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Should Ebola Doctors Be Quarantined After Returning To U.S.?

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.

1:40 PM EDT Comment

U.S. Faces Challenges In Fight Against ISIS

The Syrian opposition forces who will be recruited to fight ISIS will be trained to defend territory, not to seize it back from the militants.

12:06 PM EDT 3 Comments

Officials Urge Calm After First Ebola Case Diagnosed In NYC

Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital.

12:20 PM EDT Comment

Coal Mining Threatens The Great Barrier Reef

The reef is an underwater wonderland, but it's facing multiple threats. Among them: the coal industry on Australia's coast.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

The Origin Of Sex As We Know It

Scientists say they have discovered the origin of copulation. Turns out it can be traced to an ancient lake in Scotland.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

On Stage: Texas Renaissance Festival

The festival bills itself as the largest renaissance festival in the country, and is celebrating its 40 years.

1:12 PM EDT Comment

Brazil’s Runoffs: Economy, Drought And Lindsay Lohan

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro joins us from Sao Paulo to discuss what Brazilians are saying a few days before they head to the polls.

1:35 PM EDT Comment

As McDonald's Prices Rise, Some Customers Go Elsewhere

With prices up about 3 percent over last year, some customers are turning to chains like IHOP, Denny's and Chili's instead.

12:25 PM EDT Comment

Documentary Traces LeBron James' Basketball Beginnings

Before he turned pro, James got his start as an Ohio high school phenom. That history is the subject of a documentary airing tonight.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

Study Says Motorcycle Lane Splitting Is Safe

It may seem risky, but researchers at the University of California Berkeley say it's relatively safe for motorcycles to ride between lanes.

1:57 PM EDT Comment

It’s Prank Season In Michigan As The Football Rivalry Sparks Up

This year, the University of Michigan let its guard down. Kate Wells of Michigan Radio explains.

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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.

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.

Robin and Jeremy

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

October 23 Comment

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.

October 23 Comment

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.

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.