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Coal Mining Threatens The Great Barrier Reef

October 24, 2014
A photo taken on September 22, 2014, shows fish swimming through the coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

The reef is an underwater wonderland, but it’s facing multiple threats. Among them: the coal industry on Australia’s coast.

Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Allowed To Stay In Race

October 24, 2014
Chris Deschene was one of the top two vote-getters in the Navajo Nation primary election, but his candidacy was thrown into question as a result of his not being fluent in the language. (

After being ordered out of the election because he’s not fluent in the Navajo language, Chris Deschene is now back in the race.

Officials Urge Calm After First Ebola Case Diagnosed In NYC

October 24, 2014
A health alert is displayed at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital October 23, 2014, in New York City. After returning to New York City from Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, Dr. Craig Spencer was quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. Spencer was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital.

Music From The Show

October 23, 2014

From Leisure Cruise to Imogen Heap.

Aretha Franklin’s New Album Further Proves She's Queen Of Cover Songs

October 23, 2014
Aretha Franklin performing at the Ottawa Jazzfestl (Mike Bouchard/Flickr Creative Commons)

The legendary singer has been called the “Queen of Soul,” but her new album proves she’s the queen of cover songs too.

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.

How Important Is Speaking Chinese For American Business?

October 23, 2014
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, left, speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly-appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China. (Tsinghua University via AP)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to appeal to a Chinese audience recently by speaking in Mandarin.

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.

Uninsured Patients In Texas Turn To Walmart

October 23, 2014
Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic in Copperas Cove, Texas, near the Fort Hood military base. (Veronica Zaragovia/KUT)

Near the Fort Hood military base, Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic that has everything a typical doctor’s office has – except a doctor.

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.

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

October 23, 2014
Boulder brain coral off the southwest coast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Red lights from the ROV shining on the coral help scientists estimate its size. (NOAA)

The world’s oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

October 23, 2014
University of North Carolina President Tom Ross, left, and Chancellor Carol Folt listen during a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The board gathered to discuss the results of an independent investigation of past academic irregularities. (Gerry Broome/AP)

The report shows more than 3,000 students, about half of them athletes, enrolled in nonexistant classes for which they received A’s and B’s.

Kansas City – A Homefront In The Fight Against Ebola

October 23, 2014
Liberians worship at the Konobo language service at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Kansas City's historic northeast neighborhood.(Sylvia Maria Gross/KCUR)

Whether here or in West Africa, Ebola comes with a stigma. That’s something many West Africans living in the U.S. are finding out.

One Voice Of The ‘New Boom’ In China

October 23, 2014
Apartment blocks form a symmetrical pattern in Hong Kong, on January 2, 2014. Home prices in the southern Chinese city have risen by 120 percent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

Yang Zhuo, a Chinese millennial who works as NPR’s news assistant in Shanghai, talks about about what life is like for him and his peers.

District Profile: A Rematch In Illinois’ 10th District

October 23, 2014
Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider is fighting to keep his job from the challenger, Republican Robert Dold. (U.S. House)

Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider is fighting to keep his job from his Republican challenger, former Congressman Robert Dold.

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