Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify WUNC

North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.

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Three large crosses lean against the burned out facade of Iguala's City Hall. Masked protesters angry about the disappearance of 43 students — attacked on orders of Iguala's mayor, according to Mexican federal authorities — burned the building last week. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.

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Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."

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Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.

Women participate in a breast cancer fund-raising in Denver in 2011. Despite decades of awareness campaigns, the survival rate for women with metastatic breast cancer hasn't improved. Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post/AP hide caption

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Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — because it makes the game not more fair but more fun.

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All Tech Considered

Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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