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Teachers Respond: Veteran Teachers Cry In Their Cars Too

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:48am

Our story on the struggles of first-year teachers caught the attention of a lot of people. Teachers shared advice, personal experiences and encouragement.

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'Gilmore Guys' On 'Gilmore Girls' Return

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Could the rumor be true? Is Netflix reviving the Gilmore Girls? NPR's Rachel Martin turns to the hosts of the Gilmore Guys podcast to find out what fans want and if the cast can pull it off.

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This Week In Sports: Mets Enter World Series

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

The New York Mets made it into the World Series! That happens to be Mike Pesca's team! Pesca of the Slate's The Gist podcast tosses aside stats and facts, and talks "feelings" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Parsing The House Speakership Drama

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Is the drama over the House Speakership over now that Paul Ryan appears to have widespread support? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Reihan Salam of National Review about whether Ryan can rule.

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President Obama Calls To Curb Number Of Standardized Tests

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

The Obama Administration has a plan to limit the number of standardized tests that children take. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Anya Kamenetz about what changes the efforts might bring.

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Vatican Synod Ends

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

A three-week gathering of Catholic prelates from around the globe ends after what many say was the most contentious gathering of archbishops in decades.

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Is It Time To Write Off Restaurant Tipping?

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

After restaurateur Danny Meyer said he's phasing out tipping at his establishments, others are asking: Is it time to get rid of tipping? One food writer weighs in.

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Changing Korean-American Exclusion From North-South Korean Reunions

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Korean Americans are not allowed to partake in the North-South Korean reunions. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chahee Stanfield of the National Coalition for the Divided Families about their options.

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The Week In Internet: Drake-ified Memes

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

The musician Drake released a music video last week for his song "Hotline Bling." Social media is obsessed, but not just because he's Drake and he's dancing.

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Reassessing Canada's Foreign Affairs Approach

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Canada's new Liberal government is expected to chart a different foreign policy course. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Colin Robertson of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute what this means for the U.S.

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Cuba's Widespread Piracy Culture

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Despite the trade embargo, Cubans have long enjoyed pirated television programs. The Washington Post's Nick Miroff speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the black market's future when trade is normalized.

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Hurricane Patricia's Unexpected Aftermath

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Hurricane Patricia weakened into a tropical depression when it made landfall in Jalisco state, Mexico. There is widespread relief. Now begins the clean up from the rains and floods Patricia triggered.

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How Presidential Hopefuls Faired At Iowa Democratic Party's Fundraising Dinner

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

Iowa's Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner can be a game changer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about how the presidential hopefuls faired.

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Care For A Little Spa Treatment? Try The SPA In This Week's Puzzle

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:47am

This week's theme is SPAs. Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with S- and the second word starts with PA-.

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Happy (?) Birthday, Gregor Samsa: 'The Metamorphosis' Turns 100

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:03am

Critic Juan Vidal says Kafka's classic tale of alienation — published 100 years ago this month — helped bring about a metamorphosis in his own life (though rather more positive than Gregor Samsa's).

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'After Alice' Gets Lost In Wonderland, Sensible Bestie Comes To Her Rescue

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:03am

Gregory Maguire, of Wicked fame, has written a kind of parallel narrative to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This story focuses on Ada, a friend who knows Alice needs help getting home.

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In A Slovenian Forest, Volunteers Make It Their Mission To Feed Refugees

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:02am

The volunteers, who have come from as far away as Australia, have set up a makeshift kitchen, where they cook thousands of hot meals and shuttle them to refugee camps.

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Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:01am

Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And many psychiatric researchers think inflammation may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses.

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The Story That Made Our Translator Cry: #15Girls

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:00am

It's a tough life for many of the Syrian kids who are now refugees in Lebanon: working in the fields up to 14 hours a day instead of going to school.

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