Former Army 1st Lt. Trista Matascatillo met her husband, former Army 1st Sgt. Hector Matascastillo, five years after she was sexually assaulted during officer training in the Navy. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

After A Sexual Assault And A Pregnancy, Vet Kept Her Pain Secret

Trista Matascastillo was in officer training when she was sexually assaulted by someone she served with. Then she discovered she was pregnant. For six years, she didn't tell anybody what happened.

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All Tech Considered

Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he's gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM's supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.

NPR

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.

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Goats and Soda

How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

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Music Interviews

In Conversation With George Clinton

Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.

Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify WUNC

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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Parallels - World News

With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.

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Television

Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — because it makes the game not more fair but more fun.

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