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    Free Music? Yes Please!

    Rapper Jay-Z has sold a million copies of his upcoming album already - to Samsung. The mobile giant plans to give the album to select smartphone customers for free. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with music critic Jessica Hopper about the unique ways music is being distributed today.
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    The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

    Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
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    Author And His Daughter Cook Around The Word And You Can Too

    Kelly McEvers talks to food writer Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia about their cookbook International Night, based on their tradition of cooking a meal every week from a different country.
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    Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

    Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.
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    Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

    Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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