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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:27

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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Pageant Contestant Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:21

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:17

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

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It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

Sun, 2014-09-14 01:17

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

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ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

Sat, 2014-09-13 14:38

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

Sat, 2014-09-13 12:36

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Sat, 2014-09-13 08:48

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

Sat, 2014-09-13 07:23

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

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Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

Sat, 2014-09-13 06:40

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

Sat, 2014-09-13 06:34

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.

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Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

Sat, 2014-09-13 05:39

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary

Sat, 2014-09-13 05:34

The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.

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Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

Sat, 2014-09-13 04:35

If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

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It Was One Of The Roughest Weeks Ever For America's Favorite Sport

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.

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Former Ambassador: It's Not Too Late To Arm Syrian Rebels

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.

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White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.

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International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.

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Israeli, Palestinian Parents Share Their Painful Stories Of Loss

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.

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Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:39

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.

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2 Troopers Shot At Pennsylvania State Police Barracks

Sat, 2014-09-13 03:28

The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot during a shift change at a barracks in Pike County in northeast Pennsylvania.

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