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ISIS Beheads Another Hostage

November 17, 2014
Peter Kassig stands in front of a truck filled with supplies for Syrian refugees. The Indianapolis, Indiana, aid worker being held by the Islamic State group told family and teachers that he’d found his calling in 2012 when he decided to stay in the Middle East instead of returning to college, according to an email released Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 by his family. (Kassig Family via AP)

American aid worker Peter Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group after being abducted in Syria in October 2013.

Is A GOP Shift On Climate Policy In The Wind?

November 17, 2014
A cyclist rides across the front plaza of the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 4, 2014 in Washington. (J. David Ake/AP)

Carolyn Beeler of WHYY reports on how the Republican Party stance on climate change may be changing.

Confrontation Building Between White House And Congress

November 17, 2014
Members of the House of Representatives join with veterans, service members and aspiring recruits for a news conference to call on Congress and President Barack Obama to move forward with immigration reform outside the U.S. Capitol, which is being rennovated, November 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/AFP/Getty Images)

An early test of the divisions will come tomorrow, with votes scheduled on both the Keystone pipeline and reform of the NSA.

John Lloyd Young Takes ‘Jersey Boys’ From Theater To Screen

November 17, 2014
John Lloyd Young stars as Frankie Valli in the new movie "Jersey Boys." (Warner Bros.)

When Clint Eastwood walked into the theater to scout him for the film, Young had already performed as Valli more than 1,300 times.

This Is Your Brain On A Bike

November 17, 2014
The MindRider helmet is designed to track the cyclists's mind performance while riding. (MindRider/Facebook)

If you’re an avid cyclist, you may already track your miles and calories. But have you ever imagined trying to track your state of mind?

G20 Pledges Global Growth As Japan Slides Into Recession

November 17, 2014
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves as he arrives for the G20 Summit in Brisbane on November 15, 2014. Australia is hosted the leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies for the G20 summit in Brisbane on November 15 and 16. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses the meeting of the world’s 20 biggest economies, and Japan’s recession announcement.

Bill Cosby's Legacy After Rape Allegations

November 17, 2014
Bill Cosby speaks at the Jackie Robinson Foundation 2014 Awards Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for the Jackie Robinson Foundation)

NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans says regardless of the validity of the accusations, Cosby’s reputation seems to be permanently tarnished.

Virulent Strain Of Bird Flu Identified At Netherlands Farm

November 17, 2014
Vehicles are parked in front of the poultry farm in the village of Hekendorp, where a strain of bird flu that can jump the species barrier to humans was identified, on November 16, 2014. Dutch authorities banned the transport of poultry throughout the Netherlands after finding the strain. (Bas Czerwinski/AFP/Getty Images)

To date, no humans have ever had the H5N8 virus, but the strain can be transmitted to humans in close contact.

Death Claims Rise For Faulty GM Ignition Switch

November 17, 2014
Kenneth Feinberg, pictured here during a Senate hearing on July 17, 2014, is in charge of figuring out how to disperse funds to victims of GM's faulty ignition switches. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Ken Feinberg, the attorney hired to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, says he now has 33 eligible death claims.

Music From The Show

November 14, 2014

From Tears for Fears to Slightly Stoopid.

African American Poetry of the 1800s

November 14, 2014
This is a picture of the First African Church drawn by W.L. Sheppard (Courtesy of New South Books).

Erika DeSimone discusses the little known literary movement of African-Americans in the 19th century.

Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Explains Why He Went Public

November 14, 2014
Robert O'Neill while serving in Liberia. (Courtesy of CRC Public Relations).

Robert O’Neill says he decided to come forward after visiting the 9/11 memorial, believing that it would give families closure.

NBA Commissioner Supports Legalizing Sports Gambling

November 14, 2014
Commissioner Adam Silver commences the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

He argues that “there is an obvious appetite among sports fans for a safe and legal way to wager on professional sporting events.”

Meet The Man Behind Jon Stewart’s Film ‘Rosewater’

November 14, 2014
This is a photo of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari arrives for the BFI London Film Festival's premiere of 'Rosewater' at the Odeon West End in central London, on October 12, 2014. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Journalist Maziar Bahari’s memoir about being imprisoned in Iran is the basis for the ‘Daily Show’ host’s debut film.

What Chemicals Are Going Down The Fracking Well?

November 14, 2014
A worker checks a dipstick at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. hydraulic fracturing operation at a gas drilling site outside Rifle, Colorado. (AP)

Despite one company’s decision to disclose what chemicals it uses in fracking, others in the oil and gas industry are less willing.

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