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For Family Of Drowned Syrian Boy, 'There Was No Other Hope,' Uncle Says

Friday, September 04, 2015

Rocco Logozzo talks about his nephew, Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach after a failed voyage from Turkey to Greece, and about the regret he and his wife feel for funding the trip.

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British Prime Minister Announces U.K. Will Take In More Migrants

Friday, September 04, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Guardian political editor Patrick Wintour about British Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement to allow more Syrian refugees into the UK.

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Patricia Clarkson On 'Learning To Drive,' Fighting For Starring Roles

Friday, September 04, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to actress Patricia Clarkson about her role as a jilted wife without a driver's license in Learning to Drive. Ben Kingsley plays her instructor, who is a Sikh man.

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Journalist: Egypt's Anti-Terror Law Restricts Freedom Of Expression

Friday, September 04, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Khaled Dawoud, deputy editor of Al Ahram weekly, about how the new anti-terrorism law in Egypt restricts the media.

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Lives Displaced By Central Park Take Center Stage In New Play

Friday, September 04, 2015

The land that became New York City's Central Park was once home to Manhattan's first-known community of African-American property owners. A new play explores how eminent domain forced them out.

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Take The Long Way Home: Spacefarers' Journey Prolonged By Space Junk

Friday, September 04, 2015

Three spacefarers heading to the International Space Station this week had to take a detour in order to avoid space debris. Researchers have yet to solve the problem of orbiting junk.

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Music Review: 'Poison Season,' Destroyer

Friday, September 04, 2015

With a name like Destroyer, you might expect a heavy metal band. Led by musician Dan Bejar, the band's latest album, Poison Season, has a lighter sound with interesting, uniquely delivered lyrics.

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Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump's Loyalty Pledge

Friday, September 04, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Yuval Levin, editor for National Affairs, about the secured Iran nuclear deal votes, Donald Trump's recent loyalty pledge to the eventual Republican Party candidate, and more updates on Hillary Clinton's emails.

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Modern Catholics Test The Pope's Infallible Authority

Friday, September 04, 2015

John F. Kennedy's presidential bid was challenged by Protestant leaders who charged that he would be a tool of the Vatican. Concerns were widespread about Catholic leaders demanding political loyalty on issues involving church doctrine. But today, the question is whether Catholic voters and Catholic politicians still give deference to Vatican views. Does the Pope still have clout when it comes to pronouncements he makes on key issues?

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Presidential Candidates Divided Over Actions Of Kentucky Clerk

Friday, September 04, 2015

Presidential candidates took sides and relayed differing views on Kim Davis, the clerk who was held in contempt and jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses on the basis of her religion.

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Experimental Drug Provides New Approach To Fighting Alzheimer's

Friday, September 04, 2015

A new experimental drug is designed to slow down Alzheimer's by protecting brain cells from toxins associated with the disease. That's a different approach from other Alzheimer's drugs, which have tried to eliminate those toxins.

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Migrants Begin Journey On Foot From Budapest To Austrian Border

Friday, September 04, 2015

Hundreds of migrants, frustrated by Hungary's closing of rail links towards Germany, began walking from Budapest to the Austrian border on Friday.

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Same-Sex Couples Issued Marriage Licenses In Rowan County, Ky.

Friday, September 04, 2015

For the first time in months, marriage licenses were issued in Rowan County, Ky., Friday. A federal judge found the defiant county clerk in contempt and placed her in jail Thursday.

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Obama Hosts Saudi King To Ease Concerns Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, September 04, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal has strained Obama's relations with allies in the Middle East. The visit comes just before Congress begins debating the Iran deal.

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To Cure What Ails You, Bibliotherapists Prescribe Literature

Friday, September 04, 2015

There are all kinds of therapies to cure what ails you. But a new and intriguing approach is bibliotherapy, which dispenses a prescription of literature specifically tailored to a patient's unique circumstances. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with pioneering bibliotherapist Susan Elderkin.

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Mixed Jobs Report Adds Uncertainty To Fed Interest Rate Debate

Friday, September 04, 2015

The August jobs report boosted uncertainty about the Federal Reserve plan to raise interest rates. Employers added 173,000 jobs โ€” fewer than expected โ€” but the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent.

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HIAS President: U.S., Europe Treating Migrant Crisis Like 'Business As Usual'

Friday, September 04, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Hetfield of HIAS, a major refugee resettlement organization, who says many more refugees could be resettled if the U.S. accepted them.

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Texas Created Its Own Border Patrol Police, But Is It Necessary?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Texas is the first state to create its own police force along the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the area is already patrolled by federal agencies. Some question whether state police is needed.

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An A-Ha Moment To Take Into Your Weekend

Friday, September 04, 2015

The Norwegian synth-pop band a-ha releases a new album Friday, but its 1985 smash, "Take On Me," remains inescapable.

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How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Newly released emails from the American Egg Board reveal embarrassing details about its fight against the vegan product Just Mayo. Industry critics say the board's antics may have broken the law.

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