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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.


Protests In Ferguson Cause Some Kids To Suffer Emotional Distress

Some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. Educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.


When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home

Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live out of their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom.


Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.


Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery

Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.


In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice

The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.


Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says

The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.


Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People

Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one letter on the eye chart are more likely to die sooner, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence.


The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations

Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding.


Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence

Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.


American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.


One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness

At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers.


Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.


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