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Tunisian Election Complete's Its Transition To Democracy

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

In 2011, thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

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A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:03

Human waste can help things grow and even cook your dinner. It might sound gross, but don't worry, the odor has been removed. Plus: It's good for the environment!

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Anesthesia Miracle: No Power, No Oxygen Tanks, No Problem

Sun, 2014-11-23 03:03

Frustrated by anesthesia machines that conked out when the power faltered, Dr. Paul Fenton came up with a solution: The Universal Anesthesia Machine.

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:52

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:52

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:50

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

Sun, 2014-11-23 01:49

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sat, 2014-11-22 22:59

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday

Sat, 2014-11-22 13:19

A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.

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UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article

Sat, 2014-11-22 12:01

In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.

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Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Sat, 2014-11-22 10:16

As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.

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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

Sat, 2014-11-22 10:06

Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.

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In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes

Sat, 2014-11-22 08:05

After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it "collective punishment."

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Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End

Sat, 2014-11-22 07:34

The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.

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It's Crunch Time For The Iranian Nuclear Talks

Sat, 2014-11-22 07:00

Iran and six world powers are meeting this weekend in Vienna with a Monday deadline looming. Here's a look at what it all means for Iran and its neighbors.

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Highway Bandits Steal Blood Believed To Contain Ebola Virus

Sat, 2014-11-22 06:08

A roadway robbery in Guinea resulted in an alarming haul this week, as thieves made off with cash, personal items – and a batch of Red Cross blood samples.

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Diplomats Look To Solve Iran's Nuclear Issue As Deadline Nears

Sat, 2014-11-22 05:22

More diplomats are joining the discussions this weekend, hoping to broker a deal to ease years of disputes over Iran's nuclear program.

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