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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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There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:24pm

Medical school applications have gone way up in the past few decades. But one group of applicants has not grown: black men.

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Sports At The Roundtable: A Rocky Week On Court, Diamond And Web

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:16pm

Jimi Izrael, Kevin Blackistone and Kavitha Davidson join NPR's Michel Martin for a sports-focused Barbershop. They discuss ESPN's website The Undefeated, the Louisville basketball scandal and the MLB.

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In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:14pm

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.

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Harris J: Pop Music Meets Islam

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:11pm

The 18-year-old British singer says his faith is a misunderstood one. He's hoping his music will help change that.

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With Help From Kerry, Israel And Jordan Reach A Deal To Quell Violence

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Secretary of State John Kerry has helped forge an agreement between Israel and Jordan, in an effort to defuse violence between Israelis and Palestinians over the past few weeks.

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What's The Worth Of A Star? Political Endorsements, And Whether They Matter

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Political endorsements — from Pharrell Williams to Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson — are rolling in for the 2016 presidential race. But how important are these endorsements for candidates?

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Democratic Candidates Get Down To Business ... By Sitting Down To Dinner

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

The Democrats running for president are in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, one of the marquee events leading up to January's Iowa caucus.

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Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

How are great teachers created? Practice, practice, practice, says Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.

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The Scene In The Wake Of A Much-Weakened Hurricane

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Residents of the west coast of Mexico are assessing the damage from Hurricane Patricia on Saturday. The storm hit late Friday night but lost some of its record-breaking strength as it made landfall.

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Live From New York, It's Donald Trump! (And A Whole Lot Of Controversy)

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Donald Trump is slated to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, which could put local stations in a tough spot, trying to balance candidates' air time. Meanwhile, Latino groups are condemning the move.

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