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Mission To Study Mars' Climate Enters Red Planet's Orbit

Sun, 2014-09-21 13:00

Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, which went into orbit Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago.

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Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

Sun, 2014-09-21 12:50

While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.

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Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue

Sun, 2014-09-21 12:44

Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?

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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Sun, 2014-09-21 11:12

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

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For Oktoberfest-Goers In Munich, A Parade And A Party

Sun, 2014-09-21 09:46

Munich kicked off this year's Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, beer prices are above 10 euros per liter.

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One Year After Kenyan Mall Attack, Few Answers Have Emerged

Sun, 2014-09-21 07:25

The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public.

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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Sun, 2014-09-21 07:10

Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.

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Afghan Presidential Rivals End Dispute — And A Long Election Season

Sun, 2014-09-21 05:38

The top two presidential candidates in Afghanistan shake hands and sign a power-sharing deal, ending months of bitter disputes over who will succeed Hamid Karzai.

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Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Sun, 2014-09-21 04:46

The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

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Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

Sun, 2014-09-21 03:45

In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

Sun, 2014-09-21 03:45

When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn a power-sharing deal has been hammered out.

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Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border

Sun, 2014-09-21 03:45

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militants. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Deb Amos from the border about the crisis.

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Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Sun, 2014-09-21 03:45

Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.

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U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos

Sun, 2014-09-21 03:45

The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.

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Afghan Rivals Prepare To Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

Sat, 2014-09-20 13:22

The country's presidential election, which has been disputed for months, may finally be coming to an end. The two candidates are expected to sign a deal tomorrow that would create a unity government.

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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As Planned

Sat, 2014-09-20 11:58

As the U.S. begins to arm and train Syrian rebels, here's a look at the very mixed record of U.S. support for rebel movements from Angola to Afghanistan.

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Ravens Fans Line Up To Trade In Ray Rice Jerseys At Stadium

Sat, 2014-09-20 09:43

It reportedly took more than an hour to get through the line around the Baltimore stadium. ESPN is reporting on what it calls "a pattern of misinformation and misdirection" by the team and the NFL.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

Sat, 2014-09-20 07:53

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop

Sat, 2014-09-20 06:29

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Sat, 2014-09-20 06:16

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

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