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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row
In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.
Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Penn. Judge Will Decide
You know that opening riff to Led Zeppelin's 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven"? It sounds very, very similar to the 1968 song "Taurus," by the band Spirit. A lawsuit about the issue is moving forward.
An Ebola Success Story In Northern Liberia
The town of Foya, Liberia, was hit hard by the Ebola epidemic. But correspondent Jon Hamilton tells NPR's Rachel Martin that with education and precautionary measures, the virus has nearly been wiped out.
Toronto Votes Monday To Replace Its Mayor
Toronto mayor Rob Ford will not seek re-election, but his brother hopes to take his seat. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chris Selley, a columnist for the National Post, about the mayoral race.
The Merciless Battles Of Tiny, Barbarous Bees
Researcher Paul Cunningham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the epic battle between warring honey bee colonies in Australia, which he recently studied.
Sting's 'Last Ship' Explores His Shipyard Youth
Sting's musical, The Last Ship, revisits his childhood neighborhood in the shadow of the shipyards in Newcastle, U.K. He and director Joe Mantello tell NPR's Rachel Martin about getting it on stage.
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