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Climate Science Controversy On The Campaign Trail

October 27, 2014
Republican campaign signs cover a roadside shack near Alpine, Wyoming. (Leigh Paterson/Inside Energy)

Leigh Paterson of Inside Energy reports on how climate change in the classroom is playing out on the Wyoming campaign trail.

Federal And State Officials At Odds Over Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

October 27, 2014
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)

Kaci Hickox was the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state. She has complained about her treatment.

Music From The Show

October 24, 2014

From Robot Science to Kashmir.

Police: Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

October 24, 2014
A screenshot taken from NBC News shows students being evacuated from the school to a nearby church, to be picked up by their families. (NBC)

There were conflicting reports about the number of possible injuries, but police say the lone shooter is dead.

Brian Lehrer: New Yorkers ‘Pretty Chill’ About Ebola Case

October 24, 2014
A police officer guards the entrance to Bellevue Hospital on October 24, 2014 in New York, the morning after it was confirmed that Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, who recently returned to New York from West Africa tested positive for Ebola. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

The WNYC host told us how the city is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

It's Prank Season In Michigan As The Football Rivalry Sparks Up

October 24, 2014

This year, the University of Michigan let its guard down. Kate Wells of Michigan Radio explains.

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.

U.S. Faces Challenges In Fight Against ISIS

October 24, 2014
Thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition aircraft in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, October 13, 2014. (Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

The Syrian opposition forces who will be recruited to fight ISIS will be trained to defend territory, not to seize it back from the militants.

As McDonald’s Prices Rise, Some Customers Go Elsewhere

October 24, 2014
A sign for the fast food chain McDonald's is pictured in Nampa, Idaho. (Roadsidepictures/Flickr)

With prices up about 3 percent over last year, some customers are turning to chains like IHOP, Denny’s and Chili’s instead.

Why Are Dozens Of Western Women Joining ISIS?

October 24, 2014
This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo shows the apartment building in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of two of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend were stopped at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, after the U.S. informed authorities at the airport about the girls arriving alone and headed to Turkey en route to Syria. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

The FBI is investigating the case of three teenage girls from Colorado who they believe tried to join ISIS militants in Syria.

Brazil's Runoffs: Economy, Drought And Lindsay Lohan

October 24, 2014
Supporters of the Brazilian president and presidential candidate of the Workers' Party (PT) Dilma Rousseff attend a campaign rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 24, 2014. Rousseff and Aecio Neves will face in a run-off election next October 26. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA

NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro joins us from Sao Paulo to discuss what Brazilians are saying a few days before they head to the polls.

Should Ebola Doctors Be Quarantined After Returning To U.S.?

October 24, 2014
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) President of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Dr. Ram Raju, NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, Mayor Bill DeBlasio of New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Acting Commissioner of the Department of Health Dr. Howard Zucker speak at a press conference October 23, 2014 in New York City. The conference addressed Dr. Craig Spencer, who had returned to New York City from Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients. Spencer had been quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus and was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing. According to reports, test results have confirmed that Spencer has contracted the Ebola virus. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.

Study Says Motorcycle Lane Splitting Is Safe

October 24, 2014
Lane splitting is the practice of motorcycles riding between lanes of traffic. (marymactavish/Flickr)

It may seem risky, but researchers at the University of California Berkeley say it’s relatively safe for motorcycles to ride between lanes.

On Stage: Texas Renaissance Festival

October 24, 2014
The Texas Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 40th year by holding events including a costume contest. Pictured is one of the participants. (Facebook)

The festival bills itself as the largest renaissance festival in the country, and is celebrating its 40 years.

Canada Scrambles To Reduce Terrorism Risk

October 24, 2014
Flowers and wreaths are left in memorial of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Canadian Army Reserves, who was killed on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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)

Canadian terrorism expert Wesley Wark wonders if Canadian authorities missed an opportunity to arrest the attackers.

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