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America's Middle East Scorecard: Many Interventions, Few Successes

U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

Ukraine's President Dissolves Parliament, Calls For New Elections

Petro Poroshenko said fresh elections would be held Oct. 26. The move comes as his country continues to accuse Russia of backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Director Richard Attenborough Brought Intimacy To Big Ideas

Attenborough engaged audiences in the struggle for apartheid in Cry Freedom, and spent 20 years and his own fortune to bring Gandhi's story to the screen. NPR's Bob Mondello has this remembrance.

In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth

The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.

Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

In Michael Brown's Memory, Pleas For Justice And Calm

More than 2,000 attended the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Both family and clergy referred to Brown's death as a sacrifice for the greater good.

Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.

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