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Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy sites for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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The Takeaway

Hey Baby: Turning the Table on Catcallers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A viral video has highlighted the pervasive problem of street harassment. The activist behind the video explains how her organization is combatting the problem on a global scale.

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The Takeaway

The FCC Vote That May Change The Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two upcoming FCC actions could fundamentally alter the future and structure of the Internet. One former FCC commissioner explains what you need to know.

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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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Morning Edition

Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Morning Edition

Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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Morning Edition

What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.

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WNYC News

In Westchester, Cuomo Poised for a Loveless Victory

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Gov. Cuomo and Rob Astorino are both hometown candidates for Westchester, but our news analysis finds that voters in this key bellwether county are still cranky heading to the polls.

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WNYC News

The Other Industry That’s Too Big to Fail

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight
Only a few large companies are able to manage disaster recovery efforts. That's how New Jersey and Louisiana ended up hiring and firing the same two firms.

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Schoolbook

Assessors Take the Pulse of New York's Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Two respected research firms and NYU experts assess what’s working and what’s not after New York City more than doubled the number of free pre-k seats.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Internet Inequality, Combating Catcalling, and Lobbying Lawyers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Takeaway explores the FCC and net neutrality, a viral video about street harassment, and the influence of lobbyists on state attorneys general. 

Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.

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WNYC News

To Stop Ebola, NYC Actively Monitors 'Dozens'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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While Mayor Bill de Blasio says there are no new people in quarantine, health officials are keeping an eye on several returned travelers.

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What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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All Things Considered

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's 'Independent Sheen' Has Faded

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

With less than a week to go before Election Day, the governor's race in Colorado remains tight between Democrat incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez. Melissa Block talks to Denver Post political reporter John Frank about the race.

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All Things Considered

Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?

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McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The GOP majority leader-in-waiting tempers expectations about what a Republican-controlled Congress can realistically accomplish with President Obama in the White House.

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The Takeaway

Ukrainian Voters Send Pro-European Message

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Now that more than half the votes have been counted in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, it appears that voters have sent a clear message about the country's future.  

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Fresh Air

With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Campaign finance rules allow some groups to not disclose their donors. The New York Times' Nick Confessore says there could be "influence peddling ... because we can't see the money changing hands."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

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