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Tunisia's Democratic Transition Benefits The World, Party Leader Says

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Tunisia is often considered democracy's success story in the Middle East. David Greene talks to Rached Ghannouchi, co-founder of the Ennahda Movement in Tunisia, which is based on non-violent Islam.

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Only Kosher Restaurant In Tunis To Close Because Of Attack Threats

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

A popular restaurant in Tunis is closing because of security threats. Tunisia is where the Arab Spring began and is considered one of the few places where transition to democracy has been successful.

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20 Years After Rabin's Assassination, Israelis Still Debate His Legacy

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Every year Israelis gather to mark the anniversary of the killing of Yitzhak Rabin. But even as they honor Rabin, they disagree on whether he was pursuing the best course for Israel.

Amid Security Threats, Tunis' Only Kosher Restaurant Shutters

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

NPR first visited Jacob LaLoush's restaurant, a vestige of Tunisia's ancient and once-thriving Jewish community, in 2012. But the country has become more restive in the years since the Arab Spring.

Obamacare Foe Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky's Governor's Race

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Led by businessman Matt Bevin, Republicans won three out of five statewide offices in Kentucky. Bevin is the second Republican to win the governor's mansion in Kentucky in 40 years. And when Bevin takes office, he'll likely try to undo the state's health insurance program.

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20 Years After Rabin's Assassination, His Peace Plan Divides Israelis, Palestinians

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Twenty years ago, the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by an extremist an Israeli Jew changed history. Two years earlier, Rabin had signed an agreement with the Palestinians that set the two sides on a controversial path toward peace.

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Robinson's 'Boston Globe' Reporting Figures Into 2 Movies

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Two major movies present dueling visions about the promise and perils of investigative reporting. Walter Robinson's reporting for the "Boston Globe" stands center stage in the film Spotlight.

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Ohio Voters Reject Legalized Marijuana

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Ohio voters trounced a state constitutional amendment that would have legalized recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. But the night was not a total loss for marijuana advocates.

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Users Complain After Twitter Changes Its 'Favorite' Icon To A Heart

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 4:09am

Twitter changed its "favorite" feature to a "like" on Tuesday, replacing the star icon with a heart. Not everyone loved the change.

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Fall TV: The Good, The Bad And The Inexplicable

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:45am

With the fall TV season well underway, networks are making decisions on the future of their shows. What gets picked up? What gets canceled? TV critic Eric Deggans says quality isn't much of a factor.

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In Quest To End Homelessness, Some Developers Are Going High-End

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:35am

Combating homelessness isn't just about shelter. Lately, some affordable housing projects are getting decidedly upscale — to help residents heal, adjust and build bonds with their new neighbors.

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Shop That Only Sells Caffeine-Free Coffee Opens In NYC

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:58am

The pop-up shop in Manhattan promotes "the art of coffee without the caffeine," the Washington Post reports. The New York Eater calls it, "the first sign of the cultural apocalypse.

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At Pennsylvania Resort, Vacationers May Ski Uphill

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 5:40am

Skiers making their way uphill won't have to pay for a lift ticket. They will, however, have to pay for a pass to allow them up the slope, according to the Daily American newspaper.

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Presidential Debate Quandary: What's At Stake For Networks And Candidates?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

Republican presidential candidates are in a fury over the way debates have run this year. They are negotiating independent of the party with TV networks, making fairly specific editorial demands.

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Iraqi Politician Ahmad Chalabi Dies Of A Heart Attack

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

Prominent Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi, who supported the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, died of a heart attack, according to an Iraqi TV report. He was in his early 70s.

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Trump, Carson Campaigns Build Ground Support In Iowa

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

The political world long doubted that Donald Trump and Ben Carson, unorthodox presidential candidates, were building traditional campaign infrastructure. On the ground in Iowa, it sure looks that way.

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TransCanada Suspends U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

TransCanada, which has been pushing for the U.S. to allow a new pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico, has asked the State Department to pause its review.

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EPA Widens Investigation Into VW Emissions Cheating Scandal

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

U.S. regulators have announced that software designed to cheat on emissions tests have been found in an additional 10,000 vehicles. A total of 7 models from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are involved.

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Vatican Arrests 2 In Leaked Documents Investigation

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

The two had served on a now defunct financial overhaul commission. Past efforts to curb corruption at the Holy See have fueled intrigue.

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Investigators Probe Crash Of Russian Airliner In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

As speculation continues about what caused a Russian airliner to crash over the weekend, airline investigators and industry analysts say such investigations are meticulous and painstakingly slow.

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