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Electricity Treatment Offers Hope To Brain Cancer Patients

For the first time in more than a decade, there's a new treatment for patients with a common and deadly form of brain cancer.

New York Prison Inmates Trounce Harvard Debate Team

It sounds like a storyline out of Hollywood, but it happened on a prison stage in front of national college debate judges.

What We Learned This Week About The Volkswagen Scandal

The automaker is mired in an emissions cheating scandal that affects half a million cars in the U.S. and 11 million around the world.

Sanders Speaks Up For Guns, Trump Gets Hispanic Support

In our weekly roundtable on the race for 2016, we're joined by The Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Cummings and AP's Jesse Holland.

Health Care Coordinators Work To Keep Patients Out Of The Hospital

Sara Jane Tribble of WCPN reports on the benefits of care coordination and the challenges in finding money to pay for it.

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The group was awarded the prize for its contribution to the building of a democracy in Tunisia, in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution.

Zombie Apocalypses Are A Hit Among Young TV Viewers

NPR's Eric Deggans discusses "The Walking Dead," which is returning for a sixth season, and the spinoff show "Fear the Walking Dead."

At Texas Homecomings, Everything's Coming Up Mums

Friday nights mean high school football in Texas, and for many high schools, it also means an unusual homecoming tradition: mums.

What Chinese Scientist's Nobel Win Says About Science In China

Tu Youyou has became the first Chinese Nobel laureate in natural science, but she's not part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A Closer Look At Rupert Murdoch's 'Real Black President' Tweet

The Republican presidential candidate is defending the business magnate after a tweet that some interpreted as racist.