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Canada's new Liberal government is expected to chart a different foreign policy course. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Colin Robertson of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute what this means for the U.S.

The Obama Administration has a plan to limit the number of standardized tests that children take. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Anya Kamenetz about what changes the efforts might bring.

A three-week gathering of Catholic prelates from around the globe ends after what many say was the most contentious gathering of archbishops in decades.

After restaurateur Danny Meyer said he's phasing out tipping at his establishments, others are asking: Is it time to get rid of tipping? One food writer weighs in.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

There are few places where Obama is less liked than West Virginia. But for decades, Democrats could count on the state's voters in presidential contests, with only rare exceptions.

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