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U.S. Expresses Concern That Syria May Still Have Chemical Weapons

The U.N. official in charge of coordinating the removal of Syria's chemical stockpile said they found discrepancies in the country's accounting of its arsenal.

Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.

Replacing An Ambulance With A Station Wagon

There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.

In Market Basket's Win, Did Workers Change The Game?

Thousands of workers for the supermarket chain forced the company to back down and restore its CEO. One expert says the labor movement needs to be as creative as those workers to win the next fight.

Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.

Across The Country, Fast-Food Workers Rally For $15-An-Hour Pay

Union organizers say workers need a liveable wage and that the campaign to win them is gaining momentum, but the industry says higher wages would increase the cost of fast food.

A Rational Conversation: Nostalgia, DJ Shadow And Afrika Bambaataa

The DJ and producer best known for an album he released in 1996 on sampling, preservation, history and progression.

Scenes From The Ferguson We Didn't See On TV

Ferguson, Mo., has been in the news because of the unrest following the shooting of Michael Brown. Away from the protests, though, the city looked like a typical suburb in the last days of summer.

Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

NPR's Eric Deggans says the comedian was a show business survivor whose tireless work ethic kept her relevant long after other comics would have faded away. She died Thursday at 81.

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