Kenneth Feinberg, who is administrating a crash victims fund, testified before a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing in July which was examining accountability and corporate culture following GM Recalls. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths MR

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

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Members of the Ohio Student Association gather outside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office in Columbus last month to call for the release of in-store video in the fatal police shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. Jim Otte/The Dayton Daily News/AP hide caption

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Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting WYSO

While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.

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"I've had to change," Nick Cave says. "Change is important and change is the energy that runs through all of our records." Courtesy of Drafthouse Films hide caption

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Music Articles

Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'

Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what Cave says it actually is: "just hard labor."

Pump jacks are seen in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation near Lost Hills, Calif. Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift an export ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Energy

With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs. Graham Smith/NPR hide caption

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Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

The musicians and artists of Baghdad work under a government that prefers religious festivals to classical concerts. But with a little cunning, they're finding ways to keep the arts alive.

A soldier guards a pipe en route to an the Kawergosk Refinery near Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, in July. Fighting in northern Iraq forced the closure of the country's largest oil refinery, Baiji, and cut production from the Kirkuk oil field this summer. Safin Hamed /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Business

With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher, but the cost of oil has actually dropped. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Shots - Health News

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seems to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews sits just off the first tee. The course itself is open to the public — women as well as men. But women have never been allowed to join the club since its founding in 1754, and are not allowed to enter the clubhouse, even as guests. Doug Tribou/NPR hide caption

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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

Two youngsters play in a Minecraft tournament Aug. 9 in Ascot, England. Miles Willis/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse hide caption

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All Tech Considered

With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for Mojang, the company behind the hit building-block video game Minecraft that is played by millions. But it might have gained a lot more than just a popular franchise.

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