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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.

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October 22, 2014

From Mux Mool to Wu-Tang.

How Do You Judge A Secretary Of State?

October 22, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks from his plane after arriving at Vienna International Airport on July 13, 2014. Kerry landed in Austria early on July 13 to help steer the final stretches of negotiations between global powers and Iran over Tehran's suspect nuclear program, as a deadline for a deal looms. (Jim Bourg/AFP/Getty Images)

Professor Jeremi Suri has studied that question and joins us to discuss John Kerry and how to rate the success of a secretary of state.

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

October 22, 2014
A baked food made of marijuana is seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

Hoping For Turnaround, Target Offers Free Shipping

October 22, 2014
Target Corp. said information from some 40 million Target shoppers' credit and debit cards was stolen in the three weeks after Thanksgiving. (Jay Reed/Flickr)

The retailer is hoping to boost holiday shopping amid slowing sales, a troubled expansion in Canada and last year’s massive data breach.

How Ben Bradlee Re-Shaped America’s Newspapers

October 22, 2014
A picture taken on May 6, 1973 in Paris shows former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down U.S. President Richard Nixon. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

As the editor who directed the Watergate coverage, Bradlee left an indelible mark on the newspaper industry.

Reporter’s Notebook: Back From Monrovia

October 22, 2014
Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.(John Moore/Getty Images)

NPR’s Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia’s capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

Cult Classic ‘Death Bed: The Bed That Eats’ Moves To The Stage

October 22, 2014
Cover image of "Death Bed: The Bed That Eats"

The movie, called one of the worst ever, was made in 1973 by a young filmmaker who didn’t know until 2001 that it had a fan following.

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.

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

October 22, 2014
U.S. Treasury checks are piled at the U.S. Treasury printing facility July 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo illustration by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

Senate Tracker: A Race To Fill A Seat In Iowa

October 22, 2014
Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley are vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa. (Google+/U.S. House)

As longtime Sen. Tom Harkin retires, Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley are vying for the seat.

China’s Corruption Campaign

October 22, 2014
Dong Xuegang jumped to his death in September after being questioned about corruption. (BBC)

A growing number of Communist Party and government officials are committing suicide in China, amid the crackdown on corruption.

Soldier, 1 Suspect Dead In Shooting At Canada’s Parliament

October 22, 2014
Ottawa police officers walk up Wellington St. near the National War Memorial where a soldier was shot earlier in the day, just blocks away from Parliament Hill, on October 22, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. Officials are investigating multiple reports of shootings and suspects after at least one gunman shot a Canadian soldier and then entered Canada's Parliament building. (Mike Carroccetto/Getty Images)

Police say one gunman was killed, and they were searching for as many as two others, after the shooting attack.

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October 21, 2014

From REM to J. Dilla.

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