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Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.
October 15, 2014
A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.
October 15, 2014
Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.
October 15, 2014
Navarro College in Corsiana, Texas, later apologized for the letter, saying it had sent "incorrect information" to some international applicants.
October 15, 2014
On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.
October 15, 2014
Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect, but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.
October 15, 2014
They caught the virus. Or had contact with a patient that put them at high risk. And they were flown out of West Africa for treatment — at a cost as high as $200,000 per person.
October 15, 2014
Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.
October 15, 2014
As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the deficit dropped to 2.8 percent of GDP and in dollar terms the lowest level since 2008.
October 15, 2014
Abdul-Rahman Kassig went to Iraq as a U.S. soldier and returned to the Middle East to establish his own aid mission. Now he's a captive of the Islamic State in Syria, which is threatening to kill him.
October 15, 2014
Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.
October 15, 2014
Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.
October 15, 2014
Although important strides have been made, a children's rights expert says the world has a long way to go before Malala Yousafzai's vision of meaningful education for all is realized.
October 15, 2014
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a May coup, had originally said that elections would be held by late 2015. Now he suggests the date could be pushed back.
October 15, 2014
While the nation focuses on healing race and gender issues, we encourage political divisiveness.
October 15, 2014
HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.
October 15, 2014
The dead include four Canadians, two Poles and an Israeli. The trekkers were caught out in unseasonable conditions around Mt. Annapurna, the world's 10th-highest peak.
October 15, 2014
General Assembly, an alternative education program, announces a new set of credentials for software-related jobs.
October 15, 2014
The New York Times reports that between 2004 and 2011, American troops repeatedly encountered chemical weapons caches dating from the Iran-Iraq war. At least 17 U.S. service members were injured.
October 15, 2014
The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.
October 15, 2014

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