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Jeb Bush Is On The Road, Battling Rumors Of A Sputtering Campaign

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

After the last presidential debate, Jeb Bush headed straight for New Hampshire. The state is critical to his hopes of winning the GOP nomination, but voters are not convinced he's the man for the job.

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Israeli Defense Minister Gives Grim Assessment Of Syrian Civil War Amid Talks

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon about Israel's perspective on Syria. There are no good options in Syria for Israel, he says.

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Iran Joins Talks About War In Syria

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Talks on the Syrian civil war taking place in Vienna have an unprecedented new arrival: Iran. It's the first time Iran has formally met with the U.S. and other world powers about the war.

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Obamacare Deploys New Apps, Allies To Convince The Uninsured

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Open enrollment for Obamacare opens Sunday. Millions of people still lack health insurance, including some who signed up last year but since dropped their health coverage, calling it "unaffordable."

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'A Perfect Soldier': Remembering A Warrior In The Battle Against Homophobia

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

When Leonard Matlovich showed up on Time with the headline, "I Am a Homosexual," it shocked many. The decorated Vietnam veteran spent the end of his life advocating against anti-gay discrimination.

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Jeb Bush: 'It's Not About Performance. It's About Leadership'

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

After the last presidential debate, Jeb Bush headed straight for New Hampshire. The state is critical to his hopes of winning the GOP nomination, but voters are not convinced he's the man for the job.

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As China Lifts One-Child Policy, Many Chinese Respond With Snark

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

China declared success and will now allow couples to have two kids. Many saw the program as outdated and say families in all urbanizing countries have fewer kids regardless of government diktats.

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China Abolishes Long-Standing One-Child Policy

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 9:14am

Now all families in China will be allowed to have two children, as NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells host Renee Montagne.

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OK Google: Where Do You Store Recordings Of My Commands?

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:58am

Here's something to keep in mind when using the "OK Google" voice command feature on Android phones: Google keeps an audio archive of your requests.

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Spot A Yeti While Climbing? Here's What To Do

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:46am

In 1959 the American Embassy in Nepal issued instructions for mountain climbers looking to encounter a Yeti.

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Batman Painting Once Traded For Comics Sells For $173,000

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:42am

Bill Steinfelt traded comic books for a painting of Batman in 1962. The painting, by Mel Ramos, just sold at auction for $173,000.

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Idea Of Cameras At Jerusalem Holy Site Reveals Mistrust

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:35am

Jerusalem's Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, is central to recent violence. Putting cameras there is meant to give Israelis and Palestinians a shared view, but even this is subject to interpretation.

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Proposed Cameras At Jerusalem Shrine Put The Focus On Mutual Mistrust

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:35am

A new proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most contested holy site reveals that, like much of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the idea is subject to interpretation.

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Bernie Sanders Rallies Students, Calls For Ending Federal Pot Ban

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the focus of student rallies across the country Wednesday night.

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John Boehner Leaves 'The Loneliest Place In The World'

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is expected to hand off the speaker's gavel in the House chamber to Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Thursday. NPR's Susan Davis tells Renee Montagne about his exit interview.

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2 Former Pentagon Officials On The Future Of Syria And America's Role

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

David Greene talks about Syria and toppling dictators with Michele Flournoy, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration, and Mary Beth Long, a former Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration.

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Longtime Jewel Thief Doris Payne Faces New Shoplifting Charges

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Hosts tell the story of 85-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne, subject of a recent documentary and currently charged with two new thefts.

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A Millennial Republican Response To The Third GOP Debate

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America, to get her response to Wednesday's GOP debate.

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'Custer's Trials' Examines The Legacy Of A Complicated American Figure

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

T.J. Stiles' biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt earned the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Steve Inskeep talks with Stiles about his new book, Custer's Trials, on George Armstrong Custer.

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Vermeer's 'Woman In Blue' Returns To D.C., Hoping For Better Luck This Time

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 4:02am

During the National Gallery's first Vermeer exhibit 20 years ago, the federal government shut down twice, and a major blizzard hit the East Coast. But The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is undeterred.

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