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Scientists have found a new way to give some taste to those bland supermarket tomatoes. NPR's Scott Simon gives the details.

A gunman opened fire on a high speed train that was traveling between Amsterdam and Paris. According to French officials, two Americans subdued the shooter.

Stock markets around the world plunged this week as investors absorbed more evidence that China's economy is slowing. In the US, the Dow suffered its worst week since 2011.

Activists want more pressure on the Syrian regime to stop using the primitive and indiscriminate barrel bombs that have killed thousands in the Syrian civil war.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the United Nations' top humanitarian official Stephen O'Brien about his recent trip to Syria. "This will be a lost generation," O'Brien says of conditions there.

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of New Orleans residents fled the city and never returned. This week New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu went on the road to call his people home.

Student loan debt is turning into a major campaign issue, and one solution many candidates can agree on is allowing graduates to refinance their student loans. But it may not be the best way to help.

Amazon was called out for its harsh co-worker critiques, but peer reviews have been popular in American offices for years. Some say they make a team better; others call the reviews "very toxic."

Ten years ago, tiny Pearlington, Miss., got hit with a 30-foot wall of water, inundating homes that hadn't flooded in 50 years. Some rebuilt — repeatedly — but for others, the incentive isn't there.

The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.

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