A worker carries a poster for the movie The Interview away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Movies

Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

This July 1943 photo provided by the Los Angeles Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc., shows Lowell C. Steward after his graduation from flight training at Tuskegee Army Air Field, in Tuskegee, Ala. Steward, who won the Distinguished Flying Cross among other awards, died on Wednesday at age 95. AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war Steward returned home where he was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

Health workers rest outside a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, Kono district in Eastern Sierra Leone on Friday. The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola deaths in the current outbreak has exceeded 7,000. Baz Ratner/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.N. Reports More Than 7,000 Ebola Deaths Since March

The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.

Michel Martin with five Latino influencers from the Charlotte business community. Alina Bartlett, Jorge De La Jara, Carlos Salum, Deborah Aguiar-Vélez, and Milagritos Aguilar. Katie Herzog hide caption

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Michel Martin, Going There

'Going There' In 2014

NPR's Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she's been moved by the stories people shared with her. She remembers her top moments of 2014.

The author, Dr. Gavin Francis, arrived at Halley base on Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of the Antarctic midsummer, when 24-hour sunlight illuminates the vast swathes of empty ice. Courtesy of Gavin Francis hide caption

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The Salt

Antarctic Holiday: A Christmas Feast At The Loneliest Spot On Earth

For Dr. Gavin Francis, Christmas Eve marked the start of a year-long stay in an icy research base 8,700 miles from home. In this "empire of ice and isolation," he says, food is essential to morale.

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Around the Nation

At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel

The show must go on, as they say in the business. That's especially true at one Los Angeles retirement community, where old industry pros keep busy by producing TV shows for their contemporaries.

Sony Pictures was forced to cancel the release of its film The Interview this week after the hacking group Guardians of Peace threatened theaters that planned to screen the movie. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Tech Week: Sony's Cyber Woes, And A Coating To Ease Ketchup's Flow

In our weekly roundup of tech headlines, we get you up to date on Sony's troubles after North Korea targeted its film The Interview and tell you a community organizer's advice for tech companies.

David Padilla poses with his grandchildren. Seventeen years ago, a judge found Padilla guilty of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Courtesy Padilla Family hide caption

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Boxed In

Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

The Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for offenders like David Padilla, one of thousands of people who are spending life in prison sentenced under tough drug laws.

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