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A Week Later, Third Victim In Washington School Shooting Dies  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:43:00 -0400
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit's family described her as "a loving daughter, a caring sister, a devoted friend and a wonderful part of our community. We can't imagine life without her." 
A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:00 -0400
This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation. 
'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400
Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct. 
Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:04:00 -0400
North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund. 
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400
After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support. 
Former Band Member Convicted Of Manslaughter In Hazing Death  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400
A former member of Florida A&M University's marching band was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. Prosecutors said Dante Martin helped organize the hazing that took Robert Champion's life. 
Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400
The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space. 
Maine Judge Rejects Nurse's Quarantine Order  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
A judge in Maine has denied the state's request to keep nurse Kaci Hickox in quarantine. Hickox returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just over a week ago. Maine's governor sought to keep her confined to her home. 
College Football Might Not Look That Much Different Without BCS  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:30 -0400
The much-despised Bowl Championship Series is gone and in its place is the playoff fans have wanted for years. So that's the end of the controversy, right? Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish. 
In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from. 
Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what the Justice Department claims, is a pattern of unconstitutional uses of force. 
Protests May Await Redskins When They Land In Minn. For Vikings Game  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
The owners of Washington, D.C.'s NFL franchise are facing what could be the largest protest yet against their team's name. The team plays the Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota — a state with more than 100,000 people who claim Native American ancestry. 
Obama Tries To Rally Women Voters As Midterms Near  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33:00 -0400
President Obama makes the case for economic policies that would benefit women amid hopes that women will turn out for Democrats on Election Day. 
A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:46:28 -0400
Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health. 
1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:05:00 -0400
The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.