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Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Donations to fight Ebola are lower than expected. One psychologist thinks the reason may be the impact of hopelessness. A really big problem makes people less likely to give.
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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.
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HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' May Be The Best Depiction Of Marriage On TV

HBO's miniseries, starring Frances McDormand as a sharp-tongued wife, concludes tonight. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans calls it an unsparing, detailed look at the most quietly troubled marriage on TV.
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Politics In The News: Previewing Midterm Elections

Control of the Senate is the big prize at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democrats hold it now, but Republicans are poised to take it from them.
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Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men

In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who catcall, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.
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Week In Politics: Midterm Elections

Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the upcoming midterm elections.
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In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.
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Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.
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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
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The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?

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