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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.

This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it's on pace to be the hottest year on record.

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start in January. Out of those 1,000 jurors, 100 of them will be questioned by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

Doctors need to look at the eyes to diagnose disease, but the machines they use are big and expensive. An iPhone or tablet may do as well, scientists say, bringing eye care to the underserved.

Shakespeare’s Globe Arrives In Boston For Production Of ‘King Lear’

October 21, 2014
Joseph Marcell and Rawiri Paratene perform in "King Lear." (Courtesy Ellie Kurttz)

This week in Boston, Shakespeare’s Globe — the London-based theater company — is performing King Lear in a production presented by ArtsEmerson.

Where We're Going, We'll Probably Still Need Cars

October 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

It's All Policy, Stupid: The Issues Of The 2014 Midterm Elections

October 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

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October 20, 2014

From Ween to DJ Sun.

Boston’s Climate Change Point Man Looks At How To Accommodate Rising Sea Levels

October 20, 2014
Canals have been proposed as a way to address rising sea levels in Boston. (Courtesy Michael Wang, Arlen Stawasz, and Dennis Carlberg)

Much of Boston was built by claiming land from the sea. But with rising seas, those areas are will soon be vulnerable to the waters again.

Hollywood Features Lost Boys Of Sudan

October 20, 2014
In this April 2000 file photo, Sudanese boys who have spent most of their lives trying to escape war and growing up in refugee camps, pass away their time in the Kakuma camp, in northern Kenya. (Andrew England/AP)

The story of 3,600 South Sudanese refugees who were relocated to the United States has inspired a Hollywood movie.

Comet Narrowly Passes Mars, NASA Orbiters

October 20, 2014
An artist's concept of comet Siding Spring and Mars. (NASA)

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

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

October 20, 2014
Rachel Rohr spent one month driving across the country, talking with young Americans ahead of the midterm elections. (Rachel Rohr/Here & Now)

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

HGTV Is A Hit With Affluent Women Viewers

October 20, 2014
Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers pose at HGTVs The Lodge at CMA Music Fest 2014 on June 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HGTV)

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

Holiday Retail Sales Projected To Be High

October 20, 2014
People shop in Macy's department store November 26, 2004 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, called "Black Friday," is one of the busiest shopping days of the year with stores opening early and a large number of shoppers looking for holiday gifts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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

Harvard Study Finds Limited Access To Psychiatric Care In Boston

October 20, 2014
Harvard Medical School researchers called 120 psychiatrists each, in Boston, Houston and Chicago. Boston psychiatrists were least likely to offer an appointment. (AP)

Here’s the latest dispatch from a health care system in need of repair: if you need psychiatric care — or if you’re trying to help a family member get it — it’s a challenge in Boston.

Heroin Use On The Rise In North Carolina

October 20, 2014
There were 183 heroin overdose deaths in North Carolina last year. (thomasmartinsen/Flickr)

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.

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

October 20, 2014
The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, November 6, 2013. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

U.S. Boosts Kurds’ Effort To Hold Kobane

October 20, 2014
Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State militants, trying to hold the Syrian town that is on the border with Turkey.

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

October 20, 2014
Mario Batali's latest cookbook is "America - Farm to Table." (Kelly Campbell)

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

In Kansas City, It’s A Generational Thing

October 20, 2014
Fans watch batting practice prior to the American League Wild Card game between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Jeremy Bernfeld of KCUR talks to Royals fans in their 20s who have known only losing, and to little kids who have grown up with a winner.

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