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Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Williams was found in his California home Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President

The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who the winner is or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a firsthand look at the slow-motion vote count.

Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" makes people feel more powerful.

Fifty Years Of 'Farmer John': A Hit That Opened The Door For Chicano Rock

Before the summer of 1964, major labels had little interest in Mexican-American bands. Then came The Premiers.

FBI Opens Probe Into The Police Shooting That Roiled St. Louis

Rioting broke out in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where police shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Sunday. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting that preceded the riots.

Graphic Warnings: Ebola Posters Keep The Virus On People's Minds

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. To help stop the virus, health workers are putting up Ebola awareness posters around the country. One doctor explains why they're so graphic.

Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.

A Witness To Iraq's Yazidi Exodus

The heart of Iraq's refugee crisis lies in the country's north, where the Yazidi people, a religious minority, are fleeing the approach of Islamic State militants.

The Man Who Might Be Iraq's Next Prime Minister

Haider al-Abadi, a prominent politician for the past decade, has been nominated as prime minister. But a potential confrontation looms with Nouri al-Maliki, the man who's had the job for eight years.

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