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John Kerry keeps plugging away at two intractable conflicts — Israel/Palestine and Syria. His latest diplomacy takes him to Amman, Jordan.

Host Scott Simon talks World Series (that'd be baseball) with Howard Bryant of and ESPN The Magazine.

Tens of thousands of migrants are surging through the Balkans and landing on Austria's doorstep, on the border of Slovenia. They're fleeing war and poverty.

The air marshal program established after 9/11 is still around and has cost $9 billion. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Congressman John Duncan about whether we should scrap the program.

Fifty-four candidates are vying to be the next president of Haiti, in elections that are already marred by allegations of political payoffs, violence and poor planning.

Hurricane Patricia caused less damage than expected, but Mexico is preparing for flooding after the historic storm. We'll have the latest.

It's been a whirlwind week in politics — Hillary Clinton testified at the Benghazi hearings and there might be a new Speaker in the House. Scott Simon talks with NPR politics editor Ron Elving.

An entire marketplace exists on the Internet for tuners, devices that help drivers crank up the power on vehicles and then hide the evidence. We visit a local diesel shop to see how it works.

Hurricane Patricia's record-breaking winds come as a powerful El Niño heats the Pacific Ocean. But researchers say that's not enough to blame climate change for the storm's rapid strengthening.

A 2008 law requires all U.S. railroads to install a new safety system that monitors and regulates train speed. Unless there's an extension, railroads say they'll shut down rather than pay fines.




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