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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.

Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.

Modern-Day Dust Bowl Isn't Easy, But It Beats The 1930s

It's been drier on the American prairie than it was during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, but many farmers are surviving.

In Liberia, Ebola Quarantine Sparks Riots

NPR photographer David Gilkey is in Liberia's capital Monrovia and discusses what he saw this morning as the riots began.

Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Racial Profiling Investigation

The chain will also bring in an independent monitor, and institute new policies aimed at reducing racial profiling at its New York stores.

A Look At How Obama Has Navigated Racial Tensions

As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O'Dowd reports it's the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.

James Foley Remembered For His 'Extraordinary Courage'

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

Obama: World 'Appalled' By Killing Of James Foley

Speaking from Martha's Vineyard, the president commented on the video showing the killing of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

DJ Sessions: Dance Music From The U.K. And Beyond

Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.