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Bob Boilen's Top 10 Discoveries From The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon

Every fall, hundreds of bands migrate to New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. Bob Boilen wants to share a few standouts from this year's lineup.

Army Says Troops Coming Back From West Africa Will Face 'Controlled Monitoring'

The troops will be confined to a housing complex at their base in Italy for 21 days. The news comes just as the White House tried to convince New York and New Jersey to drop mandatory quarantines.

Hawaii Lava Flow Less Than 100 Yards From Homes In Pahoa Village

The flow, which began at Mount Kilauea in June, threatens to take out dozens of homes on the Big Island.

Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.

Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."

Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.

Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He worked as an Anglican priest, a journalist, a radio executive, a university professor and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States.

Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."