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The Federal Response To Oregon Occupation May Have Roots In Ruby Ridge

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The armed standoff between anti-government militants and law enforcement in Oregon has lasted more than four weeks. After the arrest of 11 people last week, it was expected that the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge would come to an end, but the killing of the group's ...

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Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans

Sunday, January 10, 2016

In 10 months, Americans will go to the polls to pick the next U.S. president. When they cast their ballots, those votes will likely hinge on how they feel about the issues most important to them.

But what are those issues?

As a way of finding out, NPR's Rachel Martin ...

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For Women In Saudi Arabia, Gender Segregation More Like A 'Glass Wall'

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Saudi Arabia's Misunderstood Relationship With Extremism

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Saudi Arabia To Hold Historic Elections On Saturday

Friday, December 11, 2015

It will be the first time that women there can vote or run for office. Women's groups have been pushing voter registration drives, but only a small percentage of the voting population has registered.

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Pope Makes Final Stop On Africa Trip, In Central African Republic

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Know The Signs: For Some, Post-Pregnancy Is Anything But Magical

Sunday, November 01, 2015

The definition of postpartum depression is broad. The symptoms can range anywhere from feeling exhausted and disconnected from your baby to paranoia that someone else might hurt your child or, even worse, that you yourself might do your baby harm.

While this wide-ranging spectrum makes it hard to diagnose, the ...

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#NPRreads: White Privilege, FBI Director's Remarks On Policing, And Oyster Farming

Friday, October 30, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you four ...

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'You Never Quit Trying': Preventing Gun Violence In Schools

Sunday, October 25, 2015

We could start this story as we usually do with reminding of you of all the recent school shootings โ€” including one just Thursday night at Tennessee State University โ€” reporting how many people were killed, what inspired the shooter. We could hear local leaders condemning the acts of violence.

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How Presidential Hopefuls Faired At Iowa Democratic Party's Fundraising Dinner

Sunday, October 25, 2015

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As Charter Schools Become Divisive, Two Parents Give Their Take

Sunday, October 18, 2015

It used to be a given: When your kids reached school age, they'd strap on their backpacks and head for the neighborhood elementary school. Or, you'd pay a hefty tuition to send them to private school.

In the last two decades, a third option has emerged. Today, there are more ...

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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Taliban forces stormed the Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday; after several days of fighting, Afghan forces claimed to have retaken the city. But fighting continued, and on Saturday, a U.S.-led airstrike appears to have struck and badly damaged a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing doctors, staff members ...

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'Unfinished Business': When Working Families Can't Do It All

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's a phrase you hear everywhere now: work-life balance. How can women and men navigate the demands of a career and a family?

In 2010, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg started telling working moms to "lean in."

The conversation about work-life balance took on new heat when foreign policy ...

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After Escaping North Korea, Freedom Is 'Seriously, Deadly Hard'

Sunday, September 27, 2015

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In Germany, Migrants Find Footing But Also Some Resistance

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thousands of migrants fleeing war in their home countries have have made it into Germany and to Berlin.

Once they arrive here, they begin the waiting game.

Germany is expecting at least 800,000 migrants this year alone, and Germans are struggling with the changes they bring.

At Berlin's main processing ...

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After A Trek Across 5 Nations, Building A Home In Germany

Sunday, September 20, 2015

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Germany Now Tempering Its Open Embrace Of Migrants

Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Teaching In America: 'Only The Strong Will Survive'

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Last week was supposed to be the first week of school for students in Seattle, Washington. Instead it was the beginning of a teachers' strike. Negotiators are at a standoff over wages and performance evaluations.

In 2012, Chicago's public school teachers went on strike, leaving the city's 350,000 kids out ...

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In Hungary, Churches Are Conspicuously Silent On Migrants

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man on a Sunday last month in Cincinnati.

The campus police officer was charged with murder for fatally shooting Samuel Debose after pulling him over for a missing license plate.

By now we know the string of other similar events ...

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