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Allegations Emerge Against Fired CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi

A Canadian actress has put her name to allegations of forcible sex, joining more than a half dozen others who have anonymously told the Toronto Star that they were assaulted by recently-fired CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.

Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.

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At Ben Bradlee's Funeral, Mourners Mark More Than His Life

At Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral on Wednesday, friends, family and former colleagues paid tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee, the late executive editor of The Washington Post.

Morning Edition

Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.

Marvel Studios To Diversify Its Movies

The comic juggernaut announced Tuesday that one of its upcoming films will have a female lead, and another will be headlined by a black man.

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Paper Outraged After FBI Used Fake 'Seattle Times' Site To Install Spyware

The Seattle Times is protesting the FBI's use fake emails designed to look like news stories from the paper. The emails were used to lure a suspect into downloading spyware.

Morning Edition

Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

A Congolese Mother Of Six Is Honored For Her Death-Defying Journalism

Solange Lusiku Nsimire, an editor who has been subjected to death threats and whose family has been attacked, has won a courage award for her journalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Two Lions Of Journalism, Roaring To The Last

Two of journalism's greats died within a couple days of each other — Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz. NPR's Scott Simon remembers them for their shared gifts of charm, wit and street smarts.

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Former NPR Head Remembered For His Humor, Love Of Baseball.

Robert Siegel offers his personal memories of former NPR President Frank Mankiewicz, who died Thursday at age 90. Mankiewicz was also remembered for being Sen. Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign manager.

Fall Into Awards Season Movies

October 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

from “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

Week In The News: Midterms, Ebola And Mayor Tom Menino

October 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Fusion Marks One Year In News

October 29, 2014
Workers are shown in the Fusion network's warehouse-turned-news hub known as Newsport, in Doral, Fla, Oct. 14, 2013. The English-language television network is targeting millennial Hispanics. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials — particularly Latino millennials.

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

October 29, 2014
In a screenshot from her CBS News report, Holly Williams is pictured speaking with two prisoners in Syria, who are accused of being ISIS terrorists. (CBS News screenshot)

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

ISIS Uses Hostage As Part Of Propaganda Effort

October 29, 2014
John Cantlie, a British hostage of the Islamic State, is pictured in a propaganda video depicting him as a war correspondent forecasting that the town will fall to ISIS, despite U.S. airstrikes. (YouTube screenshot)

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

Reading Dylan Thomas At 100

October 29, 2014
A visitor looks at the simple wooden cross that marks the grave of Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas, in Laugharne, Wales, Sept. 17, 1963. (AP)

A century after his birth, poet and writer Dylan Thomas lives on. We look at his exuberant work and short life.

Elizabeth Strout’s Acclaimed Novel ‘Olive Kitteridge’ Comes To HBO

October 28, 2014
Elizabeth Strout, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. (AP)

This Sunday, Olive Kitteridge, a four-part mini-series, will debut on HBO. It tells the story of a middle-aged school teacher in a coastal community in Maine.

YouTube Considers Offering Subscriptions

October 28, 2014
A picture shows a You Tube logo on December 4, 2012 during LeWeb Paris 2012 in Saint-Denis near Paris. Le Web is Europe's largest tech conference, bringing together the entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers who shape the future of the internet. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

Google’s YouTube may soon offer users a subscription that allows them to watch videos free of advertisements.

The Life And Times Of Rock n' Roll's 'Killer'

October 28, 2014
Jimmy Velvet, Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Everly and Buddy Holly in an undated photograph. (BP Fallon / Flickr)

Southern storyteller Rick Bragg’s big, new biography of “The Killer”—Jerry Lee Lewis.

Popular CBC Host Ousted Over Sex Allegations

October 27, 2014
Jian Ghomeshi is pictured on January 22, 2010, in Toronto, Canada. (Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images)

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

CBS Finds Success In Thursday Night Football

October 27, 2014
Normally, Thursday games are only available to cable subscribers on the NFL Network. (

The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.

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.

Amazon’s Political Sitcom ‘Alpha House’ Launches Second Season

October 24, 2014
"Alpha House" stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos as four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C. (Amazon Studios)

The show, from the creator of the “Doonesbury” comic strip, centers on four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.

The 'Whiplash' Of Artistic Success

October 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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.

#GamerGate And A Culture Clash In The Making

October 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

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