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Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

Sat, 2014-11-15 04:35

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

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Ukraine Conflict Disturbs G-20 Summit

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about President Putin's possible chilly reception.

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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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Mayor Jane Byrne: 'No One Else Had The Guts'

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

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At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

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They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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U.N.'s Truce Plan For Aleppo Draws Skepticism

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.

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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

Sat, 2014-11-15 03:48

Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

Sat, 2014-11-15 02:05

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

Sat, 2014-11-15 01:30

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

Sat, 2014-11-15 01:20

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Sat, 2014-11-15 01:18

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Sat, 2014-11-15 01:18

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City Than Jane Byrne, Who Died Today

Fri, 2014-11-14 17:53

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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Comet-Hugging Lander Sends Back Data, Despite Dying Battery

Fri, 2014-11-14 16:13

Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander, which has been unable to recharge by solar power. Its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff. Still, it continues to send data.

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:32

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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Board Decision Revives Discussion About Religion In Public Schools

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:16

One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. dropped religious affiliations for holidays on its school calendar. The decision represents a classic church and state battle.

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Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

Fri, 2014-11-14 13:32

At issue were regulations to accommodate religious nonprofits that object to including birth control in their health insurance plans. Catholic groups said the regulations don't go far enough.

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How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Fri, 2014-11-14 13:29

Rotavirus kills more than a half million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.

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