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New Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons: 'It's Not A Job It's Life'

The 35-year-old Latvian conductor brings a sincerity and enthusiasm to his position, marking the end of a three-year period of uncertainty for one of America's oldest and most respected ensembles.

Fire Grounds Hundreds Of Flights At Chicago Airports

The fire in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Ill., caused numerous flight cancellations at O'Hare and Midway.

Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

GMO Wheat Investigation Closed, But Another One Opens

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture say they cannot figure out how genetically modified wheat got into an Oregon field. Now GM wheat has been found growing in Montana, too.

Ex-Teacher At Center Of Rape Sentencing Controversy Gets 10 Years In Jail

Stacey Dean Rambold, 55, had been sentenced to 30 days for having sex with one of his students. The Montana Supreme Court overturned that sentence and a new judge handed down a 10-year sentence.

Oklahoma Police Ask FBI To Investigate Beheading Incident

A man, who police say recently tried to convert co-workers to Islam, allegedly severed the head of one of his colleagues after he was fired from his job.

Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.

The 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

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