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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

Friday, September 12, 2014

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.
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Expanding ISIS Fight Scrambles GOP Plan To Extend Budget And Get Out

Friday, September 12, 2014

House Republicans were hoping for a smooth two weeks before hitting the campaign trial, but a request to arm Syrian rebels has muddled that, as well as the one bill that must pass before they leave.
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20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake

Friday, September 12, 2014

In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime-fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.
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Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.
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Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

Friday, September 12, 2014

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.
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A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

Friday, September 12, 2014

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.
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Susan Rice: Islamic State Fight Will Not Be 'Iraq War Redux'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In an interview with NPR, the national security adviser said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.
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Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.
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Sometimes Suspects Make It Too Easy For Authorities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In Boston, a convicted felon, who isn't supposed to have weapons, posted photos of himself with guns on Twiter. A Fla. man fell asleep while apparently robbing a house. He slept as police took photos.
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Fifth Graders' Onion Crop Is Missing, Apparently Stolen

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The class planted 100 onions in June and planned to harvest them this month. But when the students returned for the new school year, the onions were gone.
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Obama Tells Nation Islamist Threat Could Reach U.S. Shores

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.
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Jazz Arranger Gerald Wilson Dies At 96

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bandleader, composer and arranger Gerald Wilson died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Wilson's career stretched from the swing era of the 1930s into the 21st century.
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Activists Worry Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Is Being Abused

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More than a dozen people are on death row and many more are on trial under Pakistan's blasphemy law. Rights groups say the law is increasingly being used to persecute minorities and to settle scores.
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Congress Will Eventually Vote On Force Against Islamist Militants

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.
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Ship Found From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition, Canada Says

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Watson, a Toronto Star columnist, about the discovery from the Franklin Expedition, which went missing 169 years ago while searching for the Northwest passage.
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Moscow's Food Import Ban Means Higher Prices For Russians

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Russia's response to Western sanctions designed to punish it for its aggression in Ukraine has been a ban on food imports from the U.S. and others. In Greece, farmers are suffering under Russia's ban.
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Mideast Region Reacts To Obama's Speech With Skepticism

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In a prime-time speech Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. plans to "take out" the Islamic State "wherever they exist." Signaling a broadening of the American offensive so far.
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Author Of 'Trainspotting' Backs Scotland's Bid For Independence

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Polls show that next week's referendum on whether to separate from the United Kingdom is too close to call. For a pro-independence view, Steve Inskeep talks to Scottish author Irvine Welsh.
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StoryCorps Remembers 2 People Killed On Sept. 11, 2001

Thursday, September 11, 2014

To mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we hear about two of the 3,000 people who died in the World Trace Center: Sean Rooney and Karen Juday.
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July's Airline Flights Were More Likely To Be On Time

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Of the nation's 14 largest airlines, about 75 percent of flights arrived on time in July, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That's up 2 percent from the same time last year.
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