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October 30, 2014 Comment

Can States Force People Into Quarantine?

Maine officials are going to court to keep Kaci Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola.

October 30, 2014 4 Comments

Reporter Takes Rare North Korea Road Trip

Eric Talmadge’s stories appear as North Korea today declared a 21-day quarantine on foreigners in the country.

October 30, 2014 Comment

Wow Air Offering Flights To Europe For $99

A relatively new Icelandic airline called Wow Air is offering travelers flights at rates that seem almost too good to be true.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she’s interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Shiite Militias In Iraq: Savior Or Menace?

Many Baghdad residents see the Shiite militias as saviors, but others worry these brigades of volunteers have grown ominously powerful.

October 29, 2014 Comment

ISIS Uses Hostage As Part Of Propaganda Effort

The video shows British hostage John Cantlie acting as a war correspondent forecasting the fall of the town to militants, despite U.S. airstrikes.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Boko Haram Abducts More Nigerian School Girls

Thirty more Nigerian girls have reportedly been abducted by the Islamist group, despite negotiations and a reported ceasefire.

October 28, 2014 2 Comments

Father Of British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Reflects On The War

“It’s criminal to send young men off to fight an enemy when you know they are ill-equipped,” said Ian Sadler.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Cartels Can Make Fracking In Mexico Expensive And Dangerous

Texas oil companies could make a fortune in Mexico, but there’s a catch: the shale plays are located in states overrun by organized crime.

October 27, 2014 7 Comments

Popular CBC Host Ousted Over Sex Allegations

Jian Ghomeshi, host of the radio show “Q,” has been fired over allegations of sexual violence. He, in turn, is suing the network.

October 27, 2014 Comment

‘They Kill You Twice': The Risks of Twitter Journalism In Tamaulipas

In this state in northern Mexico, organized crime is the de facto government. Murders of journalists are not uncommon.

October 27, 2014 Comment

Two Dozen European Banks Fail ‘Stress Test’

Trading was suspended today in share trading for two Italian banks after they were among 24 banks that failed stress tests.

October 27, 2014 7 Comments

Deadline Approaches On Iran’s Nuclear Program

So far, the negotiations have failed to broker a deal, and there may be a move to extend the deadline.

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 7 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

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.

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

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 6 Comments

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.

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October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 5 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."

October 28 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 28 2 Comments

The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller’s Disappearance

A new book attempts to piece together what happened to the 23-year-old heir, who went missing in Dutch New Guinea in 1961.