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Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

Sept. 17
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The Carolina Panthers placed Greg Hardy on the list over a long-running case and the Cardinals did the same after Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

Sept. 17
Eyder Peralta / NPR

The mayor, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, dropped out of the mayoral race last week. Ford's doctor said he was "optimistic."

Federal Reserve To Markets: Nothing To See Here; Move Along

Sept. 17
Marilyn Geewax / NPR

The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."

The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

Sept. 17
NPR Staff / NPR

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Sept. 17
Eyder Peralta / NPR

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians even within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

Sept. 17
Alison Bruzek / NPR

Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

Sept. 17
Allison Aubrey / NPR
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There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners can alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.

From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

Sept. 17
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

Sept. 17
Elise Hu / NPR
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A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

Sept. 17
Deborah Amos / NPR
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The "moderate" Syrian opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.

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