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Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?

In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Stanford's Joseph Felter and journalist Pratap Chatterjee about current safeguards.
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Two Lions Of Journalism, Roaring To The Last

Two of journalism's greats died within a couple days of each other — Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz. NPR's Scott Simon remembers them for their shared gifts of charm, wit and street smarts.
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Week In Politics: Ebola, Midterms

Robert Siegel talks about the week in politics with EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the politics of Ebola.
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Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.
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Doctor: We Should Worry About The Flu, Not Ebola

Commentator Danielle Orfi, a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, says we should be worried about the flu, not Ebola. Ebola is serious, she says, but not spread widely in this country.
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Remembering The '69 World Series And The Miracle Mets

The Kansas City Royals are the surprise team in the World Series, which reminded NPR's Brian Naylor of the series he attended 45 years ago, when the Miracle New York Mets upset the favored Baltimore Orioles.
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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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After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.
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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.
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Week In Politics: Midterm Elections, Ebola

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Amy Holmes, anchor of The Hotlist on TheBlaze.com, about the politics of the Ebola crisis and midterm elections.

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