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The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

Georgia Department of Labor

Georgia Jobless Rate Dips To 7.2 Percent

State officials say the new rate represents what they call a significant drop. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said it's the largest monthly rate decline seen in Georgia since 1976.

Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai Attack

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.

2014 Saw Fewest Executions In 20 Years, Report Finds

The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.

Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.

Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student

Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average

Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.

California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

New Era For Cuba? Voices From Miami And Havana

In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.

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