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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.
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 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.
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 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.
Marysville, Wash., is reeling from the recent school shooting that left two people dead. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring about the shooting and its effect on the community.