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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

The day before American voters go to the polls, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Social Media's Increasing Role In The 2016 Presidential Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Did social media help make 2016 one of the nastiest campaign seasons ever? In part yes, due to the nature of social networks, and the candidates themselves.

What Life Is Like In Raqqa, A Syrian City Controlled By ISIS

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Abdalaziz Alhamza is one of the founders of the underground journalism website "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently." Steve Inskeep talks to him about the ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa.

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:01am

The high cost of child care is a strain for many families in the U.S., yet child care workers average less than $10 an hour. This strain on workers hurts babies and toddlers, too, researchers say.

Final NPR Battleground Map: The Race Snaps Back, But Clinton Maintains Advantage

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton retains a broad, consistent and shallow lead over Donald Trump in battleground states. If her Blue Wall of states leaning her direction holds, she wins. If not, anything can happen.

Laughing Gas Gives Women Another Option To Manage Labor Pain

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Move over, epidurals, here comes nitrous oxide. After enjoying popularity in the U.S. for managing labor pain until the mid-20th century, it was dropped in favor of anesthesia. Now it's back.

A First In Gaza: A Female Treats Injured Male Soccer Players

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:59am

Hanan Abu Qassem is one of a handful of female emergency medical technicians working at Palestinian soccer games. Stares and jeers don't faze her. "I'm anxious to be a very famous EMT," she says.

Keitany And McFadden Extend Winning Streaks In NYC Marathon

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:02pm

Mary Keitany has won the women's race three years in a row. Tatyana McFadden won her fourth consecutive title in the women's wheelchair race. Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest man ever to win.

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