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Medic Returns From Afghanistan To Broken Family In 'Bliss'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

In the film, Fort Bliss, a sergeant serving in Afghanistan struggles between her duties as a mother and as a soldier. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with director Claudia Meyers about her latest movie.

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2 Troopers Shot At Pennsylvania State Police Barracks

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:28am

The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot at a barracks in Pike County, northeast Pennsylvania.

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What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:03am

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.

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Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:03am

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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1 Trooper Dead, 1 Injured In Penn. Police Barracks Shooting

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:28am

The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Pike County's Blooming Grove, about 35 miles east of Scranton.

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:48am

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Jeff was struggling with invisible wounds.

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Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:40am

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.

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Tech Week: The Internet 'Slowdown' And Apple's New Crop

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:37am

In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.

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'The Dog': Dubious Dealings In Dubai

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:36am

There are no winners in Joseph O'Neill's new novel The Dog, just a long downward spiral into stalemate as the nameless narrator flees a bad breakup and gets mired in shady financial dealings in Dubai.

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Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:35am

The center reopens to after a two-year, $12.5 million renovation. It provides a window into the White House and the first family that calls it home.

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The Good Listener: Do You Ever Just Get Sick Of Music?

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:33am

Ugh, all of those notes. What's a listener to do when music no longer soothes, enthralls or excites the way it once did?

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Retired Gen. Hayden Compares U.S. ISIS Strategy To 'Casual Sex'

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:15pm

"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment," retired Gen. Michael Hayden told US News.

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Episode 568: Snoops, Hackers And Tin Foil Hats

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:37pm

We pay for an amazing amount of stuff on the internet with our personal data. Today on the show: The story of two people trying to create online services that won't collect any data at all.

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Vikings Star Peterson Indicted On Child Abuse Charges

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:08pm

The charges relate to reckless or negligent injury to his 11-year-old son, who was visiting the Minnesota Vikings running back in Texas in May.

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As Independence Vote Approaches, A Spirited Novel About The Scottish Experience

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:22pm

Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.

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Sabiduría: Maria on the Child Migrant Crisis

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

Maria Hinojosa weighs in on the child refugee crisis and her experience covering Central American immigrants.

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The Frenzy Surrounding the Crisis

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

Latino USA takes a look at how the media handled the child refugee crisis story.

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The Smugglers

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

Migrants rely on smugglers, also called 'coyotes,' to cross the border. Producer Camilo Vargas explains how coyotes operate with the story of a Honduran teenager who came to the U.S. this year.

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The Reality in Guatemala

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

Academy Award-nominated Guatemalan filmmaker Luis Argueta was in Guatemala when the child refugee crisis story broke out. He shares with us what he saw and testimonials of children who were deported.

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Central American Gangs Made in L.A.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:53pm

In the '90s, Los Angeles deported undocumented members of the MS-13 street gang to Central America. Now, gang violence in Central America has been a major factor causing children to flee for the U.S.

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