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Calls For A Safe Zone In Syria Raise Concern For Refugees

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

The White House and Pentagon resist calls for a defended "safe zone" inside Syria. Migrants in Turkey have their own worry: What if a safe zone became a place to put refugees?

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The Week Ahead In Politics: House To Vote On Speaker

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a new speaker this week, likely Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the GOP struggles to define itself in Congress and on the campaign trail.

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A Guide To Grupo Fantasma's New Album, 'Problemas'

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

David Greene speaks with Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras about Grupo Fantasma. Its new album, "Problemas," can be heard in full on our website this week, as part of NPR Music's "First Listen" feature.

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The Science Of A Cyclone: Dissecting Hurricane Patricia

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

David Greene talks to tropical meteorologist Kristen Corbosiero of the University of Albany in New York about what made the once-mighty Hurricane Patricia so powerful and unpredictable.

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African Bishops' Profiles Raised In Vatican Synod

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

At Pope Francis' synod on the family, African bishops played a crucial role in the debate for the first time. Steve Inskeep speaks with Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Accra, Ghana.

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Pope Francis Challenged In Synod Showing Vatican Divisions

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

Catholic bishops wrapped up a three-week gathering at the Vatican this weekend that focused on family issues, but was overshadowed by doctrinal differences.

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Try To Seal The Deal In Iowa

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

The three remaining Democratic presidential candidates appeared at a major event in Iowa over the weekend, the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, with thousands of party activists in attendance.

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A Witch's Brew Of Fear And Fantasy: America's Tiny Reign Of Terror

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

Pulitizer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff's last book was a best-seller about Cleopatra. Now, the Massachusetts native is out with a history of a subject closer to home: The 1692 Salem witch trials.

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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

At lot of people think the doctors are being way too absolutist about moderate drinking in pregnancy. But the doctors say since there's no way to know what's safe, it's not worth the risk.

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'East Los High' Serves Up Sex Ed With Its Teen Drama

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

For three seasons, fans have flocked to Hulu for East Los High. The teen soap follows its characters through the tumult of adolescence and uses a secret weapon to deliver life lessons along the way.

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Emissions Scandal Is Hurting VW Owners Trying To Resell

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

As resale prices drop, the emissions cheating scandal is costing customers who want to sell their Volkswagen diesels. "I think it's a tainted product now," says analyst Dave Galvin.

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Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 3:47am

In 1893, a German scientist made a striking discovery: Cells from a fetus hide out in a mother's body after birth. Scientists say these cells alter the risk of breast cancer and autoimmune diseases.

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Philadelphia Publication To Give $10,000 To A Random Mayoral Race Voter

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:25am

The online publication Philadelphia Citizen is offering $10,000 to one lucky voter in the city's mayoral race. A random polling place will be chosen and the prize money will go to a voter there.

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