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Turkey's Migrant Policy: They Can Come, But They Can't Settle

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 11:18am

The EU wants Turkey to keep more Syrian migrants from flooding into Europe. But the Syrians don't want to stay in a country that won't give them work permits or citizenship.

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Where Does The 'Pull Up Your Pants' School Of Black Politics Come From?

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 10:50am

The origins of "respectability politics" are more complicated than you might think.

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A Seventh Church Is Set On Fire In St. Louis

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 10:44am

The latest fire at the Shrine of St. Joseph breaks the mold of the previous six, because it targeted a predominately white church.

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WATCH: Skydiving Accident Averted After Father Stops Son's Spin

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 10:14am

The scare took place in Poland, where Mariusz and Jakub Dulaj took a skydiving trip that was captured on video by a camera mounted to Mariusz's helmet.

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White House Proposes Plan To Help Puerto Rico Emerge From Debt Crisis

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 9:07am

The commonwealth faces a budget shortfall of $28 billion over the next five years.

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U.S. Soldier Killed During Hostage Rescue Mission In Iraq

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 8:55am

The soldier was injured during a mission to free about 70 hostages from the Islamic State. This was the first U.S. soldier to be killed in Iraq since the end of combat in 2011.

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Doctors, Not Parents, Are The Biggest Obstacle To The HPV Vaccine

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 8:55am

Though the HPV vaccine prevents cancer, doctors hesitate to suggest that preteens get vaccinated at routine visits, a study finds. Or they're offering it for teens they think are sexually active.

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Breast Cancer In The Developing World: Rising Rates, Shrouded In Silence

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 8:19am

Women are afraid their husbands will walk out. They think, I'll die anyway, so what's the point of seeing a doctor. Or there may be no treatment within reach.

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Mexico Arrests Six People In Connection With 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Escape

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 8:04am

One of the men arrested was Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán's brother in law, who authorities say supervised the construction of a tunnel used for his escape.

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American Women Who Were Anti-Suffragettes

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 7:03am

Who were the women who worked against voting rights for women in the early 20th century? Some were involved in community and charity — but not electoral politics.

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Can Paul Ryan Have It All?

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 6:17am

Ryan has asked for more work-life balance if he becomes the next speaker. If more men did that, it could make the U.S. workforce way, way more equal.

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VIDEO: 'Watch Me Whip,' Says House Decked Out For Halloween

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 6:15am

For several years, the owners of a Maryland house have synchronized lights to music, from Halloween favorites like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to more recent hits.

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Live Blog: Clinton Testifies Before The House Benghazi Committee

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 6:07am

The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to face tough questioning over the 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

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All Hail The Glow Cloud: 'Night Vale' Welcomes Readers

NPR Books - October 22, 2015 - 6:03am

The creators of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale are now telling their tales of a strange desert town in novel form, in a new book reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls "splendid, weird, moving."

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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Testifies Before House Select Committee On Benghazi

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 6:03am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is testifying before the House Select Committee. You can watch live here.

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Hey, New Teachers, It's OK To Cry In Your Car

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 4:03am

Getting through October and November can be tough for first-year teachers. Having someone along for the ride can help, and a veteran teacher near Miami offers hope and advice.

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Stacy Schiff: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - October 22, 2015 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Witches” sat behind Hilary Mantel at a performance of “Wolf Hall”: “The titles of her backlist tumbled out half intelligibly, one on top of the other. . . . She seemed to take me for a lunatic.”









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Sword-Wielding Man Kills 2, Injures Others At Swedish School

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 3:47am

A teacher and a student have died and three other people are seriously wounded in southern Sweden, after a masked man armed with a sword or knife attacked a school. The man was killed by police.

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Vatican Says Rumors About Pope's Health Are Attempt To Undermine Him

NPR Top Stories - October 22, 2015 - 3:05am

The doctor named in the Italian reports is Takanori Fukushima, a neurosurgeon who lives in North Carolina. He denies the claims.

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'The Mark And The Void' Is Good Fun — Until It Isn't

NPR Books - October 22, 2015 - 3:03am

Paul Murray's absurdist tale of banking, art theft and failed schemes might be the funniest book about the European financial crisis you'll read all year — but it's bloated by too many subplots.

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