Zarine Khan (right) and Shafi Khan, parents of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, speak to reporters in Chicago Oct. 9 after a federal hearing for their 19-year-old son, accused of trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Pro-ISIS Messages Create Dilemma For Social Media Companies

Facebook, YouTube and other sites are being asked to do more to stop terrorists. Yet they are also being asked to let some of the propaganda remain to help officials track jihadis.

Chenjerai Kumanyika worries that having a "public radio" voice won't allow him to sound like himself. Courtesy of Linda Tindal hide caption

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Code Switch

Challenging The 'Whiteness' Of The Public Radio Voice

Chenjerai Kumanyika loves public radio, but when it's his turn at the microphone, he worries that he doesn't sound like himself. That got him thinking about the predominant white sound of public media.

Environmental groups cited Wendy's as "Poor" in the area of packaging sustainability. One reason is that the chain still uses black plastic bowls, which cannot be recycled. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.

The stars of Parenthood include, left to right, Erika Christensen Peter Krause, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard. NBC/Justin Lubin/NBC hide caption

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Television

NBC's 'Parenthood' Ends As A Family Drama Built On Small Moments

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show, which documents the laughter and tears that bind a sprawling extended family, is a rare gem. The final episode airs tonight.

A November 1989 photo of Tommy Thompson holding a $50 pioneer gold piece retrieved from the wreck of the SS Central America. Thompson, who had been on the lam for two years, was arrested on Tuesday. Lon Horwedel/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Treasure Hunter Who Disappeared With Shipwreck Loot To Appear In Court

Tommy Thompson, who found one of the most lucrative wrecks in history, had been living under an assumed name for two years after failing to appear in a lawsuit.

Protesters interrupt the start of a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prepares to testify. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.

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