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The 2-Minute Facebook Hack To Avoid Getting Bombarded By Politicians 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 09:18:00 -0400 
    Interested in hearing more from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but a little hesitant to declare to your friends that you "like" them?

How They Spent Their Global Summer Vacation 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:03:36 -0400 
    Students of global health are just back from summer trips to distant lands, learning about mental health, latrine shortages and mosquitoes. They share their experiences — and their tweets of advice.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 06:53:35 -0400 
    Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, Here's What You Can And Can't Do 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:03:34 -0400 
    In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.

D.C. Metro Safety Will Be Placed Under Federal Oversight 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:53:00 -0400 
    The Federal Transit Administration will now be in charge of Metro safety in Washington, according to a plan announced late Friday.

Next Chapter In U.S. Vs. Mexico Soccer Rivalry Kicks Off Saturday 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:59:00 -0400 
    The U.S. and Mexico play in the CONCACAF Cup Saturday night. The U.S. head coach is under pressure and a Mexican star is out injured, but so far, a couple of advertisements are stealing the show.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:30:00 -0400 
    Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Hillary Clinton Holds 'Tough, Candid' Meeting With Black Lives Matter Activists 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:30:00 -0400 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with DeRay McKesson of the group, "We The Protesters," about the meeting with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C., Friday.

'Great Pause' Among Prosecutors As DNA Proves Fallible 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:30:00 -0400 
    Experts say the field of forensic DNA is having a moment of truth about years of overstated claims, and it may tarnish its reputation as the "gold standard" of legal evidence.

4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:12:00 -0400 
    With Kevin McCarthy out of the race for House speaker, the path forward is not clear. Everyone is pointing to Paul Ryan, but what if he doesn't do it?

'Doomed To Succeed' Examines Inevitability Of Close U.S.-Israel Relations 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:57:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Dennis Ross about his book, which explores why the countries are close despite foreign policy establishment rhetoric suggesting ties are detrimental to U.S. interests.

Washington, D.C., Council Proposal Sets New Standard On Paid Family Leave 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:42:00 -0400 
    Critics say the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations not to offer any paid leave for new parents, but now the Washington, D.C., Council is considering a bill that would grant workers in the nation's capital 16 weeks of paid leave — more than anywhere else in the U.S.

20th Anniversary Of Million Man March Inspires New Rally In Washington, D.C. 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:42:00 -0400 
    Black men from across the country gathered for the Million Man March in Washington D.C., 20 years ago. Led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the march was billed as a day of atonement. Farrakhan and others plan to rally in Washington, D.C, again this Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the March and to renew a call for justice.

Separate Shootings Reported At Universities In Arizona, Texas 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:42:00 -0400 
    While people in Oregon are still mourning those lost in a shooting at Umpqua Community College, other school shootings in the United States continue to make headlines. Two separate incidents, one in Texas and another in Arizona occurred this week.

Cardinals-Cubs 1st-Ever MLB Postseason Matchup Revives Friendly Rivalry 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:41:59 -0400 
    Will Leitch, senior writer for the website, Sports on Earth, says the once friendly regional rivalry between Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals fans might now be reaching a turning point.
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