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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Morning Edition

Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

Monday, November 24, 2014

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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All Things Considered

Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., police statistics show the department arrests blacks at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.

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All Things Considered

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., died early Sunday morning. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with D.C.-based Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page about Barry's complex legacy in the city he ran during four terms.

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12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Replica Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up; instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

Sunday, November 23, 2014

After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.

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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming

Sunday, November 23, 2014

As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

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When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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All Things Considered

Ferguson Continues Anxious Wait For Grand Jury Decision

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., is on edge this weekend as residents await the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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All Things Considered

Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.

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All Things Considered

Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

Saturday, November 22, 2014

President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.

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All Things Considered

Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard's MBA program. To commemorate, the Harvard Business Review conducted a survey of thousands of MBA graduates on their career and lives.

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Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge

Saturday, November 22, 2014

While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.

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