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How The Islamic State Wages Its Propaganda War

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

From videos to Internet magazines, the extremist group has successfully recruited around the world. One of its recent claims: Enslaving women as a prize of war is sanctioned by the Quran.

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In Bolivia, A Child's Place Is In The Market And The Mines

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Other countries have moved away from child labor, but not Bolivia, which has lowered the legal working age to as young as 10. Advocates say the move brings the law in line with harsh reality.

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A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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On Armistice Day In U.K., A Sea Of Red Poppies Honors The Fallen

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The first of 888,246 ceramic poppies — one for each soldier from Britain and its colonies who died — was planted Aug. 5 at the Tower of London, the last today. The site has had 4 million visitors.

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The Burden Of Colon Cancer Shifts From Rich To Poor

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rates of colorectal cancer have dropped nationally, thanks to better screening. But people who don't have access to health care are more likely to miss out on screening, and face increased risk.

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The Secrets Of The Coxswain

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What we can learn about life from the leader of the crew.

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Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.

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In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.

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Guest DJ Dave Grohl

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joins hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss his upbringing in Washington, D.C., and the role of geography in Foo Fighters' new album, Sonic Highways.

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Are You Important?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Network science is shining a spotlight on everything from your status in high school — it's not as simple as how many people you know — to the spread of diseases, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hall Turbocharge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.

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Behind The Famous Story, A Difficult 'Wild Truth'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Christopher McCandless died in the wilds of Alaska, his story became famous all over the world. A new memoir by his sister Carine reveals some of the reasons he chose to walk away from the world.

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Rand Paul's Kentucky Problem

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Republican senator, a top 2016 presidential prospect, is up against a state law that prevents him from running for re-election and for president simultaneously.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The veteran Tennessee senator is poised to take a leading role on education in the Republican-controlled Congress.

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