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On Eve Of Promotion, NYPD's Top Uniformed Official Resigns

Oct. 31
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Philip Banks III was set to become Commissioner William Bratton's deputy. The reasons for his abrupt resignation are not clear.

A 19th-Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

Oct. 31
John Lanchester / NPR

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.

With Mexican Students Misssing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

Oct. 31
Carrie Kahn / NPR
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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.

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

Oct. 31
Eric Mennel / NPR
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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.

Former Band Member Found Guilty In FAMU Hazing Case

Oct. 31
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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A Florida jury found Dante Martin guilty of manslaughter for his role in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion.

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

Oct. 31
NPR Staff / NPR
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After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.

How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

Oct. 31
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.

San Diego Economic Indicators Point Up

Oct. 31
By City News Service
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San Diego's leading economic indicators hit a seven-year high, after a sharp increase in August and another jump in September.

A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

Oct. 31
Alison Bruzek / NPR
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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.

Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

Oct. 31
Hannah Bloch / NPR
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Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of more pressing health woes.

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

Oct. 31
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Commercial Space Ship Crashes During Test Flight

Oct. 31
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR
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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.

With Reports Of Doping, World Marathon Majors Postpones Awards Ceremony

Oct. 31
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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Rita Jeptoo, the accomplished marathoner who holds the course record at Boston, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. The Majors said it's awaiting a decision by the governing body.

Roundtable Rounds Up Election Races, SDUSD Graduation Rates

Oct. 31
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Scary news this Halloween: 40 percent of seniors in the San Diego Unified School District may not graduate in 2016; a candidate for judge embellished his resume; and the election is not over yet.

San Diego Gas Prices Continue To Tumble

Oct. 31
By City News Service and Associated Press
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San Diego gas prices continue to retreat. Some stations are selling the fuel for less than three dollars a gallon, and that is a price the region has not seen in several years.

Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct. 31
Anne Loeser / NPR

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.

Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

Oct. 31
Nsikan Akpan / NPR
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Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

Maine Judge Issues Order Restricting Nurse's Movements

Oct. 31
Scott Neuman / NPR

Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.

No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

Oct. 31
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The French town of Vendarques has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

Sea Lion Rescued At La Jolla Cove Dies

Oct. 31
By City News Service
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The seal was found Sunday with a 10-foot gaff pole in its back. The wound from the pole — which has a hook on one end and is used for fishing — caused a significant infection and necrosis, or the death of surrounding tissue.

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