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Obama Tries To Bridge A 'Black Enthusiasm Gap' In Florida

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

President Obama is making a final push for Hillary Clinton, campaigning in the key state of Florida on Thursday. The campaign hopes Obama can help bring African-American voters to the polls

Iraqi Archbishop Looks For Reconciliation

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

With the offensive underway to rout ISIS from Mosul, the Archbishop of Irbil, Bahshar Warda, is looking to the future and ways for reconciliation. NPR's Renee Montage speaks to the archbishop.

Protesters And Law Enforcement Continue To Clash Over Pipeline

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.

In Pakistan, Illegal Kidney Trade Flourishes As Victims Await Justice

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Sophisticated criminals prey on the poor, luring them with false promises of lucrative jobs before depriving them of their organs. The "kidney mafias" benefit from powerful political connections.

Editor Terry McDonnell Doctors Stories In 'Accidental Life'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Terry McDonell has worked with literary greats Hunter Thompson, Richard Ford, George Plimpton and many more. He reflects on that work in a new book about the art of working with writers.

A Monarch Balances Personal And Royal Demands In 'The Crown'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Netflix debuts its newest prestige series, a period drama that, over six seasons, will trace the life of Queen Elizabeth, from her wedding in 1947 to the present.

Complaints Of Media Bias Come From All Sides This Season

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump calls the media "a big fat cog" in a "rigged system." John Podhoretz, editor of the conservative magazine Commentary, weighs in on media bias.

Millions Expected To Vote Before Election Day

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

In key states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida, a majority are expected to cast their ballots before Nov. 8. Analysts can detect demographic trends by looking at the early voting stats.

5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00am

The new federal education law requires states to measure "student success or school quality." A new paper argues that they should report the number of kids who miss a lot school.

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