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Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert

This atmospheric Norwegian band draws the listener in with mysterious lyrics and a yearning sound. Also: See a flugabone!

As Market Basket Store Shelves Empty, Online Presence Grows

WBUR's Curt Nickisch has the strange story of the $4 billion grocery store chain and the lone shopper who stepped into its online void.

Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes

The grocery store's 25,000 employees don't have a problem with their own working conditions; rather, they want their ousted CEO back.

The Best And Worst Companies To Retire From

Michael Regan explains why Facebook and Whole Foods are near the bottom of Bloomberg's rankings of companies' retirement benefits.

NYC Approves Building With Separate Entrance For Lower Income Residents

Riverside South will not be the first building in the city with separate entrances, but the decision has sparked outrage.

N.C. Town Reinvents Itself As Biotech Hub

Even though Kannapolis saw the largest single layoff in North Carolina history, it didn't go the way of Detroit or Camden. Here's why.

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

ER Physician Documents 'Lost Underground' of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

Annual Costume Craziness Begins At San Diego’s Comic Con

It’s that time of year again. San Diego is overrun with fans of all types, dressed up and ready to celebrate their obsessions at Comic-Con.

Weird Al Tops Billboard Album Chart

It was an exciting week for comedian-singer "Weird Al" Yankovic, whose latest album "Mandatory Fun" debuted at number one.