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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:00 -0400 
    This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.


'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400 
    Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct.


Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:04:00 -0400 
    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.


U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400 
    After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.


Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400 
    A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life.


Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif. 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.


Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400 
    A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's governor sought to keep her confined to her home.


College Football Might Not Look That Much Different Without BCS 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400 
    The much-despised Bowl Championship Series is gone and in its place is the playoff fans have wanted for years. So that's the end of the controversy, right? Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish.


In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400 
    The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.


Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400 
    Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what the Justice Department claims, is a pattern of unconstitutional uses of force.


Protests May Await Redskins When They Land In Minn. For Vikings Game 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400 
    The owners of Washington, D.C.'s NFL franchise are facing what could be the largest protest yet against their team's name. The team plays the Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota — a state with more than 100,000 people who claim Native American ancestry.


Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400 
    President Obama makes the case for economic policies that would benefit women amid hopes that women will turn out for Democrats on Election Day.


A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:46:28 -0400 
    Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.


1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:05:00 -0400 
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.


Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:00 -0400 
    The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.
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