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Some things actually are surprising: Taylor Swift, performing on ABC's Good Morning America in New York City on Oct. 30, sold over a million copies of her new album, 1989, in its first week. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift, Platinum Party Of One

Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, sold 1.287 million copies its first week alone, making it the first album released in 2014 to go platinum. The last musician to go platinum in a week? Taylor Swift.

Saah Exco was found alone on a beach in Liberia's West Point slum, naked and abandoned and likely an Ebola victim.Research suggests the story of one needy individual motivates charitable donors more than statistics about millions of sufferers. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

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Bob Edwards was the host of Morning Edition from its 1979 inception until 2004. Max Hirshfeld/NPR hide caption

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'Morning Edition' Celebrates 35 Years With A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Karlos Dansby celebrates during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in Cleveland. The Browns won 22-17. David Richard/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Americana: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie And Football?

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Americana: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie And Football?

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Some things actually are surprising: Taylor Swift, performing on ABC's Good Morning America in New York City on Oct. 30, sold over a million copies of her new album, 1989, in its first week. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Swift, Platinum Party Of One

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Taylor Swift, Platinum Party Of One

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One proposed solution for New England's energy price spike problem: Importing more liquefied natural gas and feeding it into the pipeline network on the other side of the region's bottleneck. Sam Evans-Brown/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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New England Electricity Prices Spike As Gas Pipelines Lag

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