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In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


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In the News

In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


3:48 PM - 3:54 PM October 24, 2014

In US, Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster than Virus


3:34 PM - 3:40 PM October 24, 2014

In US, Fear of Ebola Spreading Faster than Virus


9:40 PM - 9:45 PM October 23, 2014


9:15 PM - 9:21 PM October 22, 2014

In the News 10-22-14

Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital


10:07 PM - 10:12 PM October 21, 2014

WHO Official: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January


4:19 PM - 4:20 PM October 20, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM October 18, 2014

In the News

In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


4:53 PM - 4:59 PM October 17, 2014

Obama Rejects ‘Quick Fixes’ in Fight against Islamic State


10:18 PM - 10:23 PM October 16, 2014


10:10 PM - 10:14 PM October 15, 2014


1:56 PM - 1:57 PM October 15, 2014

Second Texas Health Worker Infected with Ebola


8:48 PM - 8:53 PM October 14, 2014


12:40 AM - 12:45 AM October 11, 2014

In the News

In the News explains the week’s main news stories to help make sense of our world.


4:01 PM - 4:07 PM October 10, 2014


2:48 PM - 2:54 PM October 10, 2014

Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low

Relations Between US and Russia Hit a New Low


1:40 PM - 1:46 PM October 10, 2014

Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low

Relations between US and Russia Hit a New Low


7:51 PM - 7:55 PM October 09, 2014


7:01 PM - 7:08 PM October 09, 2014


8:25 PM - 8:27 PM October 08, 2014

    Audio In US, Fear of Ebola Spreads Faster than Virus

    For Americans, Ebola started out as a disease in a far-away continent. But it changed when a Liberian man died in Dallas. US officials said tests show that a New York doctor has the Ebola virus. The doctor recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea working for Doctors Without Borders.

    Audio Gunman Identified in Canadian Capital

    Also, UN human rights officials have called on China to guarantee open elections in Hong Kong. And, an attack in southwest Pakistan kills 11 people. WHO advises against Ebola travel bans. | In the News

    Video Deadly Attack Shocks Canada's Capital

    Also, Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq vote to send Kurdish forces to the Syrian town of Kobani. China said 43 people tested for possible Ebola infection do not have the virus. Russia and Ukraine are still working to reach an agreement on Ukraine's payments for natural Gas.

    Audio  WHO: Ebola Vaccine Could Be in Use by January

    Also, student leaders in Hong Kong not satisfied with first talks with government officials. North Korea has releases one of three American prisoners. And South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

    Audio Indonesians Welcome New President

    Also, Turkey and US help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State, and finally some good news on the fight against Ebola. | In the News

    Do You Remember the Week's Top Stories?

    ​​Editor's Note: To find the correct answers for this news quiz, you can follow the hyperlink to each story or see the answer key at the end of the quiz. Tell us how you did.​​​​

    Audio Obama: No ‘Quick Fixes’ in Fight against Islamic State

    Some critics have questioned Obama's plan of action against the Islamic State militants. But he did not suggest any changes to what he called “a long-term campaign” against the militants. He said the campaign would include “days of progress and periods of setback,” and no "quick fixes."

    Audio Texas Health Official Admits Mistakes in Ebola Case

    Also, a human rights group says more than 600 people have been killed in the battle for the Syrian town, Kobani | In the News

    Second Texas Nurse with Ebola Flew on Plane on Monday

    CDC director says second Ebola victim, Amber Vinson, should not have been allowed on a commercial flight. Ms. Vinson will be transferred from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Audio Wealth, Poverty Are Issues in Hong Kong Protests

    The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are mainly about the right to vote without interference from China’s central government. But there are at least two other less talked-about issues. One is concern about the rising cost of living in Hong Kong. Another is the gap between rich and poor. More

  • Texas Voter ID

    Audio US Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law

    The United States Supreme Court says the southwestern state of Texas can keep in place a new voting law. The law says voters must show identification documents before they are permitted to mark ballots. A lower court had ruled that the law could keep minorities from voting. More

  • President Barack Obama hugs Dallas nurse Nina Pham as her mother Diane looks on, Oval Office, Washington, Oct. 24, 2014.

    Audio In US, Fear of Ebola Spreads Faster than Virus

    For Americans, Ebola started out as a disease in a far-away continent. But it changed when a Liberian man died in Dallas. US officials said tests show that a New York doctor has the Ebola virus. The doctor recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea working for Doctors Without Borders. More

  • Brazil Elections

    Audio Who Will Be Brazil's Next President?

    Brazilians will choose a president Sunday. Two candidates will be on the ballot -- Dilma Rousseff and Senator Aecio Neves. President Rousseff won the most votes in the first round of voting earlier this month. But she did not win a majority of votes, so a runoff election is required. More

  • Audio Gunman Identified in Canadian Capital

    Also, UN human rights officials have called on China to guarantee open elections in Hong Kong. And, an attack in southwest Pakistan kills 11 people. WHO advises against Ebola travel bans. | In the News More

Featured Stories

  • Audio Oscar de la Renta Dressed First Ladies and Movie Stars

    Clothing designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in the American state of Connecticut. He was 82 years old. His wife said he died of problems related to cancer. Mr. de la Renta dressed American movie stars and first ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton. More

  • Audio Iron Ships Clash at Sea

    The American Civil War was fought not only on land, but at sea. In 1862, Confederate and Union forces fought a new kind of navy battle in waters off Hampton Roads, Virginia. It was the first battle between iron ships. On the Confederate side was a ship called the Virginia. | The Making of a Nation More

  • Audio San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

    The California baseball team, San Francisco Giants, is playing the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 Major League Baseball championship, the World Series. Two radio stations in San Francisco banned the hit song "Royals." In return, another station in Kansas City chose to play the song once every hour. More

  • A neurovascular unit on a chip being developed by Vanderbilt University researchers. (Vanderbilt University Photo/John Wikswo)

    Video Scientists Design Chips to Act Like Human Organs

    Testing new drugs for safety and effectiveness is a costly process in the United States. It also can take a lot of time. Some scientists are now designing silicon computer chips that act like human organs. The scientists think they have found a way to make the process faster and more economical. More

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    Audio Dealing with Distractions and Overreactions

    Five million American children and teenagers have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult - if not impossible - to stay with a duty until it is complete. Katherine Ellison knows the problem well. | Health Report More

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