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The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — not because it makes the game more fair, but more fun.
October 31, 2014
If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
October 31, 2014
Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.
October 31, 2014
Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
October 31, 2014
Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.
October 31, 2014
Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.
October 31, 2014
Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
October 30, 2014
Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers at the Pocono Mountains more than a month ago. He was described as a survivalist.
October 30, 2014
An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.
October 30, 2014
Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.
October 30, 2014
Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.
October 30, 2014
What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
October 30, 2014
One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.
October 30, 2014
The case, in which agents watched a man to go through with potentially illegal, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.
October 30, 2014
Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.
October 30, 2014
Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from IKEA." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like IKEA furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."
October 30, 2014
Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.
October 30, 2014
Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.
October 30, 2014
When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.
October 30, 2014
The case, in which agents allowed a man to go through with potentially illegal behavior to try to catch bigger fish, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.
October 30, 2014

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