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October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 Comment

New Yorkers ‘Pretty Chill’ About City’s First Ebola Case

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer told us how New York City is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 Comment

On Stage: Texas Renaissance Festival

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

October 24, 2014 Comment

Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

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

October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 Comment

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.

October 24, 2014 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.

October 23, 2014 2 Comments

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.

October 23, 2014 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.

October 23, 2014 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 23, 2014 5 Comments

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

The report shows more than 3,000 students, about half of them athletes, enrolled in nonexistant classes for which they received A’s and B’s.

October 23, 2014 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.

October 23, 2014 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.

October 23, 2014 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.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Cult Classic ‘Death Bed: The Bed That Eats’ Moves To The Stage

The movie, called one of the worst ever, was made in 1973 by a young filmmaker who didn’t know until 2001 that it had a fan following.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Going Inside The Mind Of Serial Killers

When police arrested Darren Vann in Indiana over the weekend, he confessed to killing seven women. We speak with a forensic psychiatrist.

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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.