Bryan Stevenson takes on cases to exonerate people wrongfully convicted. "One of the things that pains me is we have so tragically underestimated the trauma, the hardship we create in this country when we treat people unfairly, when we incarcerate them unfairly, when we condemn them unfairly," he says. Tracy King/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Author Interviews

One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson while he was in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to affect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start in January. Out of those 1,000 jurors, 100 of them will be questioned by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Meghan, 23, began experiencing hallucinations at 19. "Driving home, cars' headlights turned into eyes. The grills on the cars turned into mouths and none of them looked happy. It would scare the crap out of me," Meghan says. Marvi Lacar for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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The Changing Lives Of Women

Power Look: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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First Listen

Preview The Flaming Lips' New Album, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'

On an album-length cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Flaming Lips' playful streak gets undercut with moments of abrasiveness and aggression — and detours down strange side roads.

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Sweden's Sub Hunt Evokes Cold War Memories

Stockholm has a grainy photo of what it says shows "foreign underwater activity" in an incident eerily similar to the grounding of a Soviet submarine in the same waters in 1981.

Pope Francis attends a session of the two-week synod at the Vatican that wrapped up over the weekend. The usually predictable event produced a robust debate among the bishops on how the Catholic Church should deal with gays as well as Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

Roman Catholic bishops openly addressed hot-button topics that included questions about gays and Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Rarely has a synod attracted such attention.

Reverend Dr. Herman Browne voluntarily quarantined himself for 21 days after his wife's friend tested positive for Ebola. On Sunday, he returned to his church, Trinity Cathedral, to preach to his congregation about Ebola prevention. Jon Hamilton/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

There's one place in Monrovia where people continue to gather together despite the threat of Ebola: church. One reverend knows firsthand how the smallest mistake can be deadly.

Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney. The trio's first album since 2005 will be out on January 20. Brigitte Sire/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Sleater-Kinney Reunite, Announce New Album

Eight years after going on indefinite hiatus, the trio is back. They'll release a new album on Jan. 20 called No Cities to Love. Hear the song "Bury Our Friends" now.

Taqueria La Delicia is a lonchera, or food truck, that parks near a Lowes Home Improvement store in New Orleans. The owner is Honduran, and so are many of the day laborers that eat there. Laine Kaplan-Levenson/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

In The Big Easy, Food Vendors Create A Little Honduras WWNO

Thanks to a quirk of history, New Orleans has long had a Honduran population, but it exploded post-Katrina. Nearly a decade later, Hondurans have created a vibrant, if underground, culinary community.

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