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October 22, 2014 Comment

Social Security Benefits To Go Up By 1.7 Percent

It’s the third year in a row that the cost-of-living adjustment for millions of older Americans will be less than 2 percent.

October 21, 2014 9 Comments

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

October 21, 2014 Comment

‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ Is Out On Blu-Ray

NPR’s Eric Deggans discusses the cult classic TV show and what it means when something shot on film is digitally remastered.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Are Airlines Doing Enough To Protect Cleaning Staff From Ebola?

Labor union SEIU has expressed concerns about how airlines are training the crews that clean planes at airports.

October 21, 2014 7 Comments

Millions Of Cars Recalled For Possible Exploding Airbag

If you drive a Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, GM or Nissan, your car may be one of the millions being recalled.

October 21, 2014 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 21, 2014 Comment

Critical Care Nurse Writes Open Letter To Ebola Nurse

When Kati Kleber posted a letter of support for Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral among nurses.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

October 21, 2014 Comment

A Closer Look At Governor’s Races In Kansas, Colorado, Connecticut

This year, almost a dozen incumbent governors are at risk of losing their bids for reelection. We take a look at three of those races.

October 20, 2014 2 Comments

Comet Narrowly Passes Mars, NASA Orbiters

The comet Siding Spring came closer to Mars than any comet has come to a planet in recorded history.

October 20, 2014 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, 2014 4 Comments

HGTV Is A Hit With Affluent Women Viewers

Meredith Blake of the Los Angeles Times explains the channel’s recipe for success, and why it’s so popular among affluent women.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Holiday Retail Sales Projected To Be High

A new report finds people are as ready and willing to go shopping as they were before the financial crisis.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Heroin Use On The Rise In North Carolina

More and more Americans are dying from heroin overdoses. We take a look at North Carolina, where 183 people died from the drug last year.

October 20, 2014 3 Comments

Week In Politics: Midterm Elections Approach, Texas Voter ID Law Stands

NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian discusses key upcoming races and the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision to let Texas’s voter ID law stand.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Who’s Next In Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

Nick Blumberg of KJZZ in Arizona – where same-sex marriage is now legal – reports on which courts are likely to rule next.

October 20, 2014 4 Comments

College Campuses Work To Reduce Their Carbon Footprints

The University of Minnesota, Morris, is among the universities working toward a goal of total carbon neutrality.

October 20, 2014 24 Comments

Airline Expert: U.S. Should Enact Ebola-Related Travel Ban

Polls show the American public supports a travel ban, but federal health officials insist it could worsen the crisis.

October 17, 2014 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 17, 2014 10 Comments

Obama Names Ron Klain Ebola ‘Czar’

President Obama has been under pressure to name an Ebola “czar” to oversee health security in the U.S. and actions to help stem the outbreak in West Africa.

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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 Comment

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.