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NPR's Arun Rath speaks with W. Ralph Basham, former director of the U.S. Secret Service, about the agency's recent lapses in security and how it can work to improve.
October 04, 2014
October brings the peak of the autumn foliage season in many U.S. states. Thanks to the NPR community, we've collected some photos that are worth taking a break from the news to stare at.
October 04, 2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator nicknamed "Baby Doc" after he succeeded his father in ruling the country, has died. Duvalier was sent into exile in 1986.
October 04, 2014
Health experts are "fairly certain" that nine people had enough direct contact with an Ebola patient that they could potentially have been infected. None of them have shown symptoms, the CDC says.
October 04, 2014
Discussions between the protesters and the government broke down after the violence. And with thousands of protesters still in the streets, some are fearing that a crackdown might be imminent.
October 04, 2014
A photojournalism student at the Corcoran College of Art + Design responds to a museum's demise the only way she knows how – creatively.
October 04, 2014
Administrator Michael Huerta has a response to lawmakers who criticized the FAA for failing to have backup systems in place when a fire at an air traffic control center shut down Chicago's airports.
October 04, 2014
There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there's a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.
October 04, 2014
The new mother, 36, had been born without a uterus, so another woman, 61, donated her womb several years after she had gone through menopause.
October 04, 2014
With four casinos shuttered, a fifth on the brink and 7,000 jobs lost, the once-glittery Atlantic City ponders a path to the future.
October 04, 2014
News of the plan comes as a delegation of North Korean officials venture south to Incheon for Saturday's closing ceremonies of the 2014 Asian Games.
October 04, 2014
In Age of Opportunity, psychologist Larry Steinberg applies neuroscience to risk-taking, peer influence, the boredom of high school and other adolescent conundrums.
October 04, 2014
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the Financial Times' Daniel Dombey about recent developments in Turkey, since its Parliament voted to assist U.S.-led forces in the fight against ISIS.
October 04, 2014
A fourth westerner has been beheaded by the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State. We explore how a former British cab driver named Alan Henning become their latest victim.
October 04, 2014
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Oct. 11. There are some expected names and a few surprising ones on the this year's list of nominees.
October 04, 2014
A series of embarrassing and potentially catastrophic missteps has people wondering how to fix the Secret Service. Author Ronald Kessler speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about how it can regain trust.
October 04, 2014
Activists in Hong Kong have spent a week protesting for democracy. The situation is escalating, with police using tear gas. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with correspondent Anthony Kuhn in Hong Kong.
October 04, 2014
Brazilians head to the polls Sunday in one of the most exciting elections in recent history there. The presidential race pits two women against each other — a first for the South American country.
October 04, 2014
In her opinion, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said it "strains credulity to conclude that the release of these videos has a substantial probability of causing the harm the government predicts."
October 04, 2014
From a quiet backwater, the former Portuguese colony of Macau has developed a sparkling skyline and 35 casinos with revenue six times that of Las Vegas — and more on the way.
October 04, 2014

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