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Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries.

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

The American League Championship Series begins tonight. Writer Kate Tuttle says Roger Angell's 1988 collection of essays, Season Ticket, is the perfect accompaniment to the postseason.

The town at the center of the students' disappearance has a history of political and police corruption. The mayor's own mother-in-law said he was on a drug gang's payroll, earning $155,000 a month.

At a government-run hospital in Liberia, Dr. Gabriel Logan is doing everything he can to save Ebola patients. That includes experimenting with an HIV drug as treatment.

We answer listeners' questions about treatments and possible vaccines for Ebola.

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.

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