In Metástasis, Diego Trujillo (center) plays Walter Blanco, a chemistry teacher who sells crystal meth with his former student José Miguel Rosas, played by Roberto Urbina. Manuel Rodriguez/UniMás hide caption

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

An Afghan firefighter emerges from the smoke from a fire in a Kabul clothing market in 2012. The fire department is remarkably professional in a city where few institutions function. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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Book News & Features

How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations WBUR

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.

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Goats and Soda

Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

Cara Russo of Gettysburg, Pa., here with 9-year-old Shayla, one of her two daughters, has found success in a program geared to help struggling families navigate past some of the day-today obstacles that keep many poor. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Economy

A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

An innovative program seeks to fight persistent poverty by helping a struggling family navigate past some of the day-to-day obstacles that keep many people poor.

Jung Ha-yoon, 2, and other children in Seoul, South Korea, enjoy playing around (and in) ceramic jars. The country's infant mortality rate dropped 91 percent between 1972 and 2012. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."

Frostburg State University police officer Derrick Pirolozzi, right, conducts a "knock and talk" at a house near campus, reminding students of laws on underage drinking and open containers. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling pingpong balls can help.

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The Answers To Your Questions On Scotland's Independence Vote

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Marilyn Geewax explain what it would mean if Scotland decides on Thursday to cut its more than 300-year union with the United Kingdom.

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Front Row: First Aid Kit, 'My Silver Lining' WGBH

Watch the folk-pop duo perform "My Silver Lining" — from First Aid Kit's third album, Stay Gold — for a sold-out crowd at Boston's Paradise Rock Club.

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