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Today's Stories October 22, 2014

Police: Shots Fired At 3 Places In Ottawa

Shots were fired at the National War Memorial, where a soldier was wounded, on Parliament Hill and near a mall.

Official Autopsy Of Michael Brown Shows Teen Was Shot At Close Range

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has obtained the medical examiner's official autopsy on the young man shot in Ferguson, Missouri.

Going Inside The Mind Of Serial Killers

When police arrested Darren Vann in Indiana over the weekend, he confessed to killing seven women. We speak with a forensic psychiatrist.

Senate Tracker: A Race To Fill A Seat In Iowa

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How Ben Bradlee Re-Shaped America's Newspapers

As the editor who directed the Watergate coverage, Bradlee left an indelible mark on the newspaper industry.

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How Do You Judge A Secretary Of State?

Professor Jeremi Suri has studied that question and joins us to discuss John Kerry and how to rate the success of a secretary of state.

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Reporter's Notebook: Back From Monrovia

NPR's Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia's capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

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Social Security Benefits To Go Up By 1.7 Percent

It's the third year in a row that the cost-of-living adjustment for millions of older Americans will be less than 2 percent.

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Cult Classic 'Death Bed: The Bed that Eats' Moves To The Stage

The movie, called one of the worst ever, was made in 1973 by a young filmmaker who didn't know until 2001 that it had a fan following.

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Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

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China's Corruption Campaign

A growing number of Communist Party and government officials are committing suicide in China, amid the crackdown on corruption.

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Hoping For Turnaround, Target Offers Free Shipping

The retailer is hoping to boost holiday shopping amid slowing sales, a troubled expansion in Canada and last year's massive data breach.

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Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

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USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

October 16 4 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

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‘Alternate Routes': Tradition And Change In Utah

Rachel Rohr's dispatches from Utah, where young people are confronting same-sex marriage and other conflicts between change and tradition.

October 16 8 Comments

Larry Summers: Worry About Deflation Not Inflation

In light of the volatile stock market, we asked Larry Summers for some perspective.

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Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

October 15 3 Comments

Atul Gawande’s Prescription For A Better Way To Die

In his new book "Being Mortal," surgeon Atul Gawande looks at how doctors and other health care workers can improve end of life and elder care.

October 14 17 Comments

E.O. Wilson On ‘The Meaning Of Human Existence’

Biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson has written a new book that is longlisted for the National Book Award.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

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Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

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Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

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Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.