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Three Generations Of Le Pens Fight For Party's Future

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.

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Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.

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Nate Silver On Missed UK Forecasts: We Flubbed The Margin Of Error

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

Data guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com tells NPR's Scott Simon how all the forecasts, including his own, were so far off in predicting the results of this week's British election.

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Plenty Were Humbled In UK Elections

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

After conservatives swept to power in the British vote on Thursday, we look at the election's many losers and what their defeat means.

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Ex-NATO Chief: 'We Will Never Reconcile' With Russia Over Ukraine

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

As Moscow marks 70 years since the allied victory over Hitler, NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the West's frayed relations with Russia.

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Russia Holds WWII Remembrance; Western Leaders Stay Home

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Scott Simon about Russia's celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.

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U.S. And Turkey To Train Syrian Rebel Forces

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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Saudis Want More U.S. Involvement In Fight Against ISIS, Assad

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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GOP Presidential Field Expands: The Week In Politics

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The Republican presidential field grew this week, as Hillary Clinton staked out a position on immigration to the left of President Obama. NPR's Mara Liasson and NPR's Scott Simon the week in politics.

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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:33

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Sat, 2015-05-09 03:03

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut paste could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

Sat, 2015-05-09 01:19

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

Fri, 2015-05-08 18:38

West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.

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Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Fri, 2015-05-08 14:12

This week in politics: Jeb Bush isn't doing a great job of separating himself from his brother, the GOP's diversity problem and were the polls really wrong again?

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At 13 Billion Light Years Away, Galaxy Is Farthest To Be Measured From Earth

Fri, 2015-05-08 13:23

A new glimpse of what the universe looked like in its youth has been captured. Researchers say light from galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has spent the past 13 billion years traveling to Earth.

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Mistrial Declared In 1979 Disappearance Of Etan Patz

Fri, 2015-05-08 13:19

The kidnapping and murder of the 6-year-old, who vanished on his way to school, focused national attention on child abduction cases.

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How Bicycles Are Helping To Heal Rwanda

Fri, 2015-05-08 12:34

This weekend, an Olympic-qualifying race will be held in Rwanda. It's a sign of how bikes are changing the country's image — and how Africa is making inroads in the Western-dominated cycling world.

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A Bitter Goodbye: Sweet Briar College Closes Its Doors

Fri, 2015-05-08 12:30

Despite some legal challenges, the Virginia school is closing — after more than 100 years of teaching women.

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As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Make A Forceful Comeback

Fri, 2015-05-08 12:30

Ebola put the country's immunization program on pause. Now officials are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign to stop the largest measles outbreak the country has seen in years.

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Oil Companies Look To Fill Employment Gap With More Women

Fri, 2015-05-08 12:30

Less than 20 percent of oil-sector workers are women. That's a problem for an industry that needs legions of new workers to replace retirees. So firms are looking to draw more women into the field.

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