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Major League Baseball Underdogs To Face-Off In Postseason

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jonah Keri of Grantland about some of the newcomers in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs, including the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs.

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U.S. General Says Afghan Forces Requested Airstrike At Kunduz Hospital

The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Gen. John Campbell, says the airstrike Saturday was targeting Taliban forces in Kunduz. A hospital nearby was hit, killing 22 people, including three children.

California Governor Signs Landmark Right-To-Die Law

After months of impassioned debate over the ethics of physician-assisted suicide, California will become the fifth state to allow people who are terminally ill to hasten death with lethal drugs.

American Apparel, Best Known For Racy Ads, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The retailer says it has a reorganization agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders. The company has struggled since last year's ouster of its founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney.

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Mispronunciations Aside, Computer Speech Has Come A Long Way

We go back in the NPR archives to find a 30-year-old progress report on the development of computer speech from NPR correspondent Ira Flatow. Things have come along quite a bit since then.

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Supreme Court Faces Controversial Docket As New Term Opens

The Supreme Court returned for its new year Monday with its traditional first Monday ceremony and a new docket of high profile controversies to address.

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U.S., Pacific Rim Nations Reach Agreement On Trade Deal

The U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday.

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U.S. Coast Guard Continues Search For El Faro Survivors

The search continues after El Faro, a 790-foot cargo ship, sank last Thursday in Hurricane Joaquin. One body has been found, but family members and search and rescue crews remain hopeful.

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Democratic Hopefuls Push For Gun Control After Oregon Shooting

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are out with new plans on gun control, while Bernie Sanders talks about the need for "sensible gun-control legislation."

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South Carolina Lowcountry Begins To Dry Out After Severe Floods

The risk of flash floods has subsided across South Carolina's Lowcountry. But overflowing rivers continue to pose a risk as residents begin to assess the damage to their roads, homes and businesses.

American Opioid Addiction Keeps Growing

October 6, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake, mother of Alison Shuemake, browses a picture collage of her daughter at her home, in Middletown, Ohio. Alison Shuemake, 18, died Aug. 26, after a suspected heroin overdose. (AP)

American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?

Gun Policy Intrudes On 2016 Campaign Trail

October 6, 2015
Eric Baker, co-owner of the Mo Money Pawn Shop, poses for a photo at the shop Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.  (AP)

American gun policy front and center in the 2016 campaigns after the shootings in Oregon. We’ll look at who stands where on guns.

Gyms Face Dilemma When Accommodating Transgender Clients

October 5, 2015
A person runs on a treadmill. (eccampbellphotography/Flickr)

Some gyms have faced complaints after allowing transgender gym members to use the locker room of their choice.

Another Hat In The Ring For House Speaker

October 5, 2015
Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) questions Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. during her testimony in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, September 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Rep. Chaffetz announced he is running for speaker of the House. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is the third Republican congressman to announce his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner.

New Supreme Court Term Begins

October 5, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 6, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Nina Totenberg previews the term, including cases involving unions dues, abortion regulations and birth control access.

South Carolina Hit Hard By Weekend Storm

October 5, 2015
People look out over damage caused by flood water October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Tens of thousands of South Carolinians are without electricity, and the National Guard is assisting in search and rescue missions.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Reached

October 5, 2015
Trade representatives attend a press conference for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on October 27, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, just struck a deal today. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

The historic trade agreement, reached after eight years of negotiations, would bring together 40 percent of the world’s economy.

A Closer Look At Gun Ownership In The U.S.

October 5, 2015
A woman wears her handgun in a holster. (weaverphoto/Flickr)

The U.S. has the highest rate of private gun ownership in the world. We look at some of the research on firearms in America.

Should Russia’s Entry Into Syria Change U.S. Strategy?

October 5, 2015
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Military analyst Andrew Bacevich discusses the Russian decision to escalate its role in the conflict, and what the U.S. should do now.

DraftKings And FanDuel Battle To Dominate Fantasy Sports

October 5, 2015
It's impossible to miss advertising for Boston-based DraftKings at Boston's South Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing to try to dominate the fast-growing fantasy sports industry.

Coast Guard: Missing U.S. Cargo Ship Did Sink

October 5, 2015
U.S. Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor speaks to the media, at U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami, about the sinking of the 790-foot container ship El Faro on October 5, 2015 in Opa Locka, Florida. The Coast Guard has concluded that the ship most likely sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin last Thursday, but Coast Guard cutters and aircraft and a U.S. Navy plane continued searching for the 33 missing crew members. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

El Faro went missing off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. The Coast Guard says it spotted one body amid the debris.

2 Massachusetts Maritime Grads Among Crew On Sunken U.S. Ship

October 5, 2015
Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th District, talks to reporters during a news conference, Monday in Opa-locka, Fla. (Alan Diaz/AP)

Keith Griffin and Jeffery Mathias, graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, are among the crew members missing from the ship that sank due to heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin.

The Kick Is Up, And It’s… Bad?

October 5, 2015
Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers

The NFL’s extra point rule change is having the intended effect: the PAT is more challenging and kickers are missing. Does this mean that more teams are going to opt for the two-point conversion?

N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan To Run For U.S. Senate Against Sen. Ayotte

October 5, 2015
Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks at a news conference in June at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

The second-term governor is the first Democrat to announce she’s in the race to challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

‘Pine Tar Game’ Explores The Aftermath Of A Contested Home Run

October 3, 2015
Kansas City Royals Vice President of Baseball Oper

Baseball players use pine tar on wooden bats for better grip. It’s legal — and yet pine tar was at the crux of one of baseball’s most memorable temper tantrums. Filip Bondy’s “The Pine Tar Game” explores this infamous event.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

October 3, 2015
Philadelphia Eagles v New York Jets

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce parse through NFL, MLB and NHL headlines aplenty. But the bigger question concerns compensation for golfer Jordan Spieth’s caddie.

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