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What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.

Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

If you weren't far enough in the north or well-rested enough to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.

A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

Tech Week: The Internet 'Slowdown' And Apple's New Crop

In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.

Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies once because her life was endangered.

Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

Rocket fire tested but didn't break a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

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