Clockwise from upper left: Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Flying Lotus. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2014

The results are in! St. Vincent's self-titled album was by far the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2014. On this week's All Songs Considered, we count down the Top 25.

Rob Knight, co-founder of the American Gut Project at the University of Colorado in Boulder, works in the lab where the samples are processed. The American Gut Project hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Behind The Scenes At The Lab That Fingerprints Microbiomes

Inside the lab, a lone technician sorts through new samples, snipping off swab heads intentionally fouled with fecal material. One head goes to cold storage and the other is processed for sequencing.

Saudi Arabian women wear their traditional face covering, the niqab, at a coffee and chocolate exhibition in the capital Riyadh on Monday. A prominent religious figure said on Twitter that the face veil is not mandatory, sparking a heated national debate. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A Tweet On Women's Veils, Followed By Raging Debate In Saudi Arabia

A prominent ultra-conservative figure says that face veils for women are not mandatory. Now everyone is weighing in on the hottest topic in the kingdom.

Pallbearers wearing anti-bullying T-shirts carry the casket of Rebecca Sedwick,12, to a waiting hearse in September 2013 as they exit the Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow, Fla. Brian Blanco/AP hide caption

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Law

Should Parents Be Legally Responsible For Children's Serious Crimes?

Laws across the U.S. make parents liable for small transgressions, but what about larger ones, like when cyberbullies drive a teen to suicide? One prominent attorney is pushing for a law in Florida.

Sandra Lopez (left) and her dog Coco greeting hospice nurse Heather Meyerend last fall. In the weeks before Lopez died, Meyerend stopped by weekly to check her physical health, pain levels and medications. Amy Pearl/WNYC hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice WNYC

Evidence shows hospice care can extend life and save money, but only if patients and doctors dare ask for the help. One New Yorker said hospice gave her back a normal life — at peace, pain subdued.

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