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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

Hong Kong Leader Hints At Concessions As Talks With Students Begin

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.

Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

Postlude To A Kiss: Scriabin's Raging 'Poem Of Ecstasy'

Mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin saw music, heard colors and wrote music that goes from ecstasy to frenzy. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores Scriabin's best-known piece.

When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

De la Renta died Monday, according to a statement from his family. The Dominican designer was a ground-breaker in the industry.

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Healthcare "Navigators" Gear Up For A Second Round Of Open Enrollment

Enrollment in Georgia's federally–run health insurance marketplace starts in less than a month. More than 316,000 Georgians have signed up for coverage during the first enrollment period back in March.

Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

Kurds Leave Life In Europe To Fight ISIS In Their Iraqi Homeland

Until August, 24-year-old Aza Betwata was in Holland, enjoying beef and cabbage and studying to be a social worker. Now, he's among the hundreds of exiled Kurds who have returned and taken up arms.

Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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