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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

During the armed occupation in Oregon, many have asked why officers don't just storm the wildlife refuge. The answer may rest in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where in 1992 a similar standoff ended in violence.

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Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Amid major economic development and an immigration influx, a trip to Charlotte, N.C., reveals trends within the Republican Party that are taking place across cities facing similar issues.

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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud has been pushing for women to have a greater sphere of influence in Saudi Arabia. Her hiring of women has helped shoppers get used to seeing women working in stores.

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Saudi Arabia's Misunderstood Relationship With Extremism

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saudi Arabia has been blamed for exporting a kind of religious extremism that's allowed groups like ISIS to flourish the region. The US embassy in Saudi Arabia says that's not true.

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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

The Pope preached reconciliation Sunday in Central African Republic, a country that has seen clashes between Christian and Muslim militias.

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

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Nine years ago, Paige and Bjorn Bellenbaum were excited to have their first child. But Paige quickly began to struggle with postpartum depression โ€” and neither of them realized she needed help.

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

Also this week: a story from an NPR Music reporter about the "lost art of listening."

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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

There have been more than 50 school shootings this year. Two people who train teachers to reach out to children at risk for committing violence share what's worked and what precautions they've taken.

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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Iowa's Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner can be a game changer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about how the presidential hopefuls faired.

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As Charter Schools Become Divisive, Two Parents Give Their Take

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The number of charter schools that are suing the Baltimore City Public Schools is increasing and some parents need to make a choice between two big options: district vs. charter.

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

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

How can women and men navigate the demands of a career and a family? Working couples must make sacrifices when balancing work and family โ€” and there are often stigmas that come with both.

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea at age 13 only to find that freedom was more elusive than she'd imagined. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Park about her new book, In Order to Live.

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In Germany, Migrants Find Footing But Also Some Resistance

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Germany, always aware of its history of war, is taking in tens of thousands fleeing war and poverty. Many Germans have welcomed the newcomers, but some are struggling with the changes they bring.

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

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Syrian refugee Mohammed Eh'tai has lived in Germany for three and a half months. The government provides him with money as he learns German so he can find a job and build his own future.

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Germany Now Tempering Its Open Embrace Of Migrants

Saturday, September 19, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin is in Berlin, reporting on the migrant crisis there. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Martin about how the Germans and the asylum-seekers are handling the situation.

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Teaching In America: 'Only The Strong Will Survive'

Sunday, September 13, 2015

With budget cuts, staff shortages and struggling students, it's not easy being a teacher in America. Two veteran educators say they teach best when they do it from the heart.

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In Hungary, Churches Are Conspicuously Silent On Migrants

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Europe's Catholics have been asked to help migrants fleeing the Middle East. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Lauren Frayer about clerics in Hungary, who have rejected the pope's call.

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How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fifteen years ago, Peoples Church in Cincinnati was called First Christian Assembly of God. After race riots shook the city in 2001, Pastor Chris Beard refocused the church on racial reconciliation.

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