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No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.

New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.

For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.

Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

The search for the University of Virginia student spanned weeks. Police have charged a 32-year-old man with abduction.

When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

Shooting At Washington School Leaves 2 Dead, Including Gunman

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims; three of them are in critical condition.

Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

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In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

A Student Massacre In Mexico

October 27, 2014
A woman places a candle on photos of the missing students during a protest against the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City's main avenue demanding the return of the missing students. (AP)

What really happened in that massacre of students in Mexico? Forty three missing. Mexico laid bare. We’ll investigate.

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

October 24, 2014
A screenshot taken from NBC News shows students being evacuated from the school to a nearby church, to be picked up by their families. (NBC)

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

Race And The Charles Stuart Case, 25 Years Later

October 24, 2014
Attorney Richard Clayman is flanked by the brothers and sisters of Charles Stuart during a Boston news conference on Jan. 12, 1990, where he told the media they were unaware of Charles Stuart's plan to kill his pregnant wife, Carol. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker reflects on a crime — and botched investigation — that shocked the city 25 years ago this week.

Armed Suspect Shot, Killed By Dartmouth Police

October 24, 2014

An investigation is underway after Dartmouth police fatally shot an armed domestic violence suspect who opened fire at officers.

Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

October 24, 2014
Flowers and wreaths are left in memorial of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Army Reserves, who was killed on Wednesday, Oct. 22, while standing guard in front of the National War Memorial by a lone gunman, on October 23, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. After killing Cirillo the gunman stormed the main parliament building, terrorizing the public and politicians, before he was shot dead. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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

Judge: UMass Rape Defendants Can Be Tried Together

October 24, 2014

A judge has ruled that four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room two years ago can be tried together, but with one major restriction.

Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

October 23, 2014
Canadian MP David McGuinty, who represents the Ottawa area, was among those who were in Parliament on lockdown until late yesterday evening. (Twitter)

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

October 23, 2014
Poster for the documentary, "E-TEAM" (Big Mouth Productions / Red Light Films/Facebook

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

Canadian PM: ‘We Will Be Vigilant But We Will Not Run Scared’

October 23, 2014
OTTAWA, ON - OCTOBER 23: The flag atop the Main Parliament Building is flown at half mast one day after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Army Reserves was killed while standing guard in front of the National War Memorial by a lone gunman, on October 23, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. After killing Cirillo the gunman stormed the main parliament building, terrorizing the public and politicians, before he was shot dead. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A day after a shooting attack in Parliament yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada urged the nation to remain strong.

SJC To Hear Petition To Dismiss Convictions Tied To Dookhan

October 23, 2014

The ACLU is asking the state’s highest court to dismiss tens of thousands of criminal convictions tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who admitted to tampering with evidence.

Canada’s Parliament Back To Work After Shooting Attack

October 23, 2014
Flowers are left in memorial for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Army Reserves, who was killed yesterday while standing guard in front of the National War Memorial by a lone gunman, on October 23, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. After killing Cirillo the gunman stormed the main parliament building, terrorizing the public and politicians, before he was shot dead. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urged members of Parliament to seek medical help if they are suffering stress from the attack.

Two Perspectives On Question 3: To Repeal Casinos Or Not To Repeal?

October 22, 2014
A proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass. (AP)

A “yes” vote on Question 3 means yes to repeal and no to casinos. A “no” vote would uphold the state’s gaming law.

Hearing Postponed On New Trial In Probation Corruption Case

October 22, 2014

Former Massachusetts probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies were set to argue before a federal judge that their convictions in a job-rigging case should be thrown out or a new trial ordered.

Going Inside The Mind Of Serial Killers

October 22, 2014
This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind. (Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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

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

October 22, 2014
Michael Brown is pictured in this Facebook photo uploaded on January 5, 2013. (Big'mike Jr Brown/Facebook)

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

In Separate Chelsea Shootings, 1 Suspect Arraigned And A 2nd Sought

October 22, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the suspect in the second of two fatal shootings in Chelsea over the weekend.

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