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Keeping An Island Afloat: Obama's Plan To Aid Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

The White House has unveiled a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $72 billion debt and ongoing economic crisis. The plan includes a special type of bankruptcy, a financial control board for the island and increased Medicaid funding. It's being hailed by Puerto Rican officials but needs approval by Congress, which so far has been reluctant to take action to help the island.

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Why Does The U.S. Accept So Few Syrian Refugees?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Anne Richard, who handles Syrian refugee issues for the U.S. State Department, about why the U.S. has taken so few Syrian refugees relative to the scope of the crisis.

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'Big Pimpin" Is No Longer Big Litigatin': Suit Against Jay Z Dismissed

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

A judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Jay Z and Timbaland over their 1999 hit, "Big Pimpin'." The judge ruled that there was no standing to pursue the claim.

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Eying The Speakership, Paul Ryan Asks For Family Time

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

As a condition for becoming speaker of the House, Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan is asking for work-life balance. NPR reports on what that may mean for the rest of us.

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Foreign Ministers To Meet In Vienna, Discuss Syria

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to international order and strategy expert Jeremy Shapiro about Friday's planned meeting on Syria held by Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Hostage-Rescue Raid On ISIS Prison In Iraq

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:29pm

American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq on Thursday. About 70 captives were freed, and one U.S. service member died in the effort.

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New Jersey Governor Facing Lawsuit From Quarantined Nurse

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:19pm

Kaci Hickox, who was kept in isolation last October after arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone where she cared for Ebola patients, is suing Gov. Chris Christie for detaining her.

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