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We Ask Experts: Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 5:44am

President Obama has said the U.S. would not "make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia." Given reports that Russia has bombed U.S.-backed rebels, we wondered, is it already?

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Why Paid Family Leave Has Become A Major Campaign Issue

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 5:39am

Paid family leave has never been a major topic in a presidential election — until now. Here's what got it there.

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After Decades On Stage, Arthur Miller's Works Defy The Final Curtain

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 5:37am

The great American playwright was born a century ago Sunday. An activist as much as he was a writer, Miller challenged social ills in playscripts — and set a new standard for the citizen-artist.

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Horrible Things Happen To Nepali Girls When They Menstruate: #15Girls

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 5:34am

When a teenage girl in Nepal gets her period, her parents may make her sleep in a shed. But one 15-year-old is trying to break the taboos around menstruation.

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U.S. Backs Away From Offshore Arctic Drilling

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 6:41pm

The Department of the Interior announced that it is canceling scheduled lease sales of land in the Arctic Ocean. It also won't extend existing leases held by Shell and Statoil.

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Episode 658: Strike One

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 5:49pm

On today's show: The birth of unions as we know them. It's a story that includes, among other things, bravery, cunning, and auto-part projectiles flung out of giant sling shots.

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Former Fox News Pundit Is Arrested, Charged With Fabricating A CIA Past

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 5:46pm

Federal prosecutors say Wayne Simmons claimed to be retired from a long CIA career and parlayed his bogus credentials into work as an intelligence adviser to senior U.S. military personnel overseas.

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