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When it comes to police using force, what kind of force is acceptable, and when? Deciding what's reasonable is a matter of politics and law, but it's also becoming a matter of science.
Parents in the U.S. are worried about a respiratory disease that has the same symptoms as a bad cold. Steve Inskeep talks to the CDC's Mark Pallansch about Enterovirus 68.
Before India's space program announced its Mars orbiter had reached its destination, NASA's Curiosity Rover, tweeted it was "rolling out the red carpet on the Red Planet for the newest Mars orbiter."
Terry Tacheny is a therapeutic harpist, whose music is meant to soothe hospital patients. As for the gorillas, she admits, "I don't speak gorilla," but the primates "purr" when she starts to play.
Several big voting law cases are still undecided just weeks before the election. The outcomes will not only affect how voters cast their ballots in November, but election laws for years to come.
For the first time, the Vatican has put one of its own under house arrest for alleged sex abuse of minors. Josef Wesolowski is the Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic and was defrocked in June.