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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

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.

October 24, 2014 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.

October 24, 2014 2 Comments

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.

October 24, 2014 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.

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

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 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 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 22, 2014 Comment

How Do You Judge A Secretary Of State?

Professor Jeremi Suri has studied that question and joins us to discuss John Kerry and how to rate the success of a secretary of state.

October 22, 2014 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, 2014 Comment

Hoping For Turnaround, Target Offers Free Shipping

The retailer is hoping to boost holiday shopping amid slowing sales, a troubled expansion in Canada and last year’s massive data breach.

October 22, 2014 Comment

How Ben Bradlee Re-Shaped America’s Newspapers

As the editor who directed the Watergate coverage, Bradlee left an indelible mark on the newspaper industry.

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.

October 22, 2014 11 Comments

Official Autopsy Of Michael Brown Shows Teen Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the official autopsy supports the Ferguson police officer’s statements that there was a struggle over his weapon.

October 22, 2014 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.

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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.