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At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.
Demonstrators hold up a placard of a man with his hands up during the "Justice For All" march in Washington, D.C., last December. Numerous protests have brought attention to police violence against people of color. One lawyer, while emphasizing that police are responsible for behaving professionally, also wants to give black men advice on how to survive encounters with police.
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Attorney Eric Broyles teamed up with a police officer to pen a handbook for African-American men dealing with police encounters. Above all, he recommends clarity, empathy — and getting badge numbers.
Look, she did such a great job picking music that they don't even need to keep their eyes on the road!
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You're in the passenger seat. The driver asks you to pick the music. What's an insecure DJ to do? The Good Listener tackles the challenge.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Temperature" — which was found as an unpublished manuscript — appears in the new issue of The Strand Magazine.
The story, called "Temperature," had never been published and was presumed lost. Long after magazine editor Andrew Gulli began his search for the story, he finally found it — and put it in print.
Jericho the lion (right), seen here fighting with Cecil last year, was the subject of competing stories Saturday, as groups in Zimbabwe disagreed over whether he had been killed.
Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.
In the spirit of transparency, here's a look at our process.
Refugees line up to apply for asylum at a reception center in Berlin. Figures released last week showed that about 180,000 asylum applications were filed in the first six months of 2015, more than twice as many as in the same period last year.
Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.
A LEGO Brickumentary explores the enduring global appeal of the little plastic toys.
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A LEGO Brickumentary chronicles how children and adults alike use Legos for work, play and therapy. The documentary also explores the Lego Group's near demise — and meteoric return.
Chicago hip-hop superstar Chance the Rapper got his name because nobody believed a guy named Chancelor Bennett could rap. In an appearance on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, we see how well he can wrap.
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Flames from the Rocky Fire approach a house in Lower Lake, Calif., on Friday. More than 5,000 firefighters are now battling large blazes in the state; hundreds of residents are under evacuation orders in affected areas.
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Nine of the largest fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres each. A firefighter from Rapid City, S.D., was killed while battling one large blaze in Northern California.
Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller take the stage on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre.
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The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
Kira Grunberg, seen here competing last summer, was severely injured in a training accident this week. Doctors say she is now a paraplegic.
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Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.
Debris from an airplane that was found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been transported to France, where technicians will try to determine whether it is from a missing airliner, Flight MH370.
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After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."
Concerns about pollution in the waters around the city have prompted the group to take action ahead of next year's Olympic Games. Here, garbage crowds the banks of Guanabara Bay in Rio earlier this year.
The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes' health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio de Janeiro.