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The new app Dorothy will allow you to control your smartphone with a click of your heels. A small device called Ruby slips into your shoe and communicates with your phone to make it do things like ring or text.
In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Stanford's Joseph Felter and journalist Pratap Chatterjee about current safeguards.
New York and New Jersey are ordering that all medical workers returning from Ebola-hit nations to be quarantined at home upon their return. But federal officials say the mandate will likely have a chilling effect on the already troubled effort to recruit U.S. health care workers to fight the epidemic.
Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff won a narrow re-election in Sunday's runoff, a result that reflects the deep political and economic divide in Brazil.
New research suggests umpires are hesitant to make calls that change the course of the game, especially in games with high stakes.
If Democrat Michelle Nunn wins in Georgia, it'll likely be because of strong African-American voter turnout. Black churches are busing congregants to early voting locations after Sunday services.