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'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur

Sept. 25
Jim Zarroli / NPR

It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.

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China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

Sept. 25
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

China says the 500-hundred meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

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Aleppo Under The Most Intense Air Bombardment Since Syrian War Began, U.N. Says

Sept. 25
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The U.N. Secretary-General said he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation," and that the bombing of densely populated urban areas may amount to war crimes.

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Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Dies In Boating Accident

Sept. 25
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

The young ace was Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year in 2013. When he died, he had the second most strikeouts of any pitcher in the National League.

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Lester Holt's Moment

Sept. 25
David Folkenflik / NPR

For NBC's Lester Holt, who took the anchor chair after Brian Williams was caught exaggerating, Monday's presidential debate has big stakes and bigger risks.

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Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

Sept. 25
Eric Westervelt / NPR

The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.

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Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

Sept. 25
Jake Harper / NPR

Carfentanil, a potent variation on fentanyl, is being blamed for a wave of opioid overdoses. In Cincinnati, the coroner, crime lab and first responders are struggling to keep up.

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Glassblowing Program Trains Students To Craft Tools For Science

Sept. 25
Hansi Lo Wang / NPR

There is only one school in the U.S. where glassblowers can graduate with a degree in making lab equipment. Students learn how to make customized glassware used in cutting-edge scientific experiments.

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Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

Sept. 25
David Welna / NPR

NPR's David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's hardly alone. But it's an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.

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A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

Sept. 25
Anthony Kuhn / NPR

To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

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