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New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem to break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.

How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.

Leah Fleming & Y-O Latimore

Middle Georgia Events For August 29

Middle Georgia events for the week!

Wondering About Georgia’s Love For Football? Take A Look At The Numbers

The sounds of football are once again filling hundreds of fields across the state. Another season of pigskin pride has begun, a winning cry from the state's first intercollegiate game played in 1892. One hundred twenty-two years on, schools are still adding football programs by the handful. Jacquez Parks will hit the field as the Kennesaw State University's first quarterback in 2015. “It’s a great feeling being a part of the first team and the first practice at Kennesaw State,” said Parks.

Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.

Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination

The 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was followed by a wave of sectarian killings. The government has now stepped in to stop the release of a film about the traumatic episode.

Night Of The Cemetery Bats

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.

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