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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

Ambushes, Mines And Booby Traps: ISIS Militants Change Tack

In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.

DJ Sessions: Vivaldi To Scarlatti

Vic Di Geronimo, who hosts Classic Mornings on WILL Illinois Public Media in Urbana, Illinois, shares a playlist of classical music.

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' Is Out On Blu-Ray

NPR’s Eric Deggans discusses the cult classic TV show and what it means when something shot on film is digitally remastered.

New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Elle Varner, More

This week on All Songs Considered: the reunion of a band very dear to our hearts, The Flaming Lips cover Sgt. Pepper's and selections from NPR Music's showcase during the CMJ music festival.

Politicians And Populace Face Off In Hong Kong

Today, protesters and officials from Leung Chun-ying's administration finally met, but little was accomplished.

China's Economic Growth Falters

Its economy grew by 7.3 percent in the third quarter - better than expectations, but still the weakest performance in five years.

Millions Of Cars Recalled For Possible Exploding Airbag

If you drive a Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, GM or Nissan, your car may be one of the millions being recalled.

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."