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University of Exeter launches a new master's degree in the study of magic

Sunday, October 22, 2023

The University of Exeter will offer a master's degree in magic and occult science. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks Exeter Prof. Sajjad Rizvi about the new program.

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Who governs the West Bank? Understanding Palestinian political leadership

Sunday, October 22, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about the leadership of and divisions within Palestinian political factions.

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One of the "Forgotten Five" toys could finally be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Five popular toys have never made it into the Toy Hall of Fame but at least one of those wrongs will be righted this year in a special contest open to the public.

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Arab leaders, U.N. secretary-general met at a summit in Cairo to discuss the war

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Arab leaders at a Cairo summit failed to agree on a way to contain the violence between Israel and Hamas or resolve the Palestinian quest for statehood.

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The U.S. is sending warships to the Mediterranean ahead of Israel's expected invasion

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Israel says it is preparing to invade Gaza with ground forces but the timeline is unclear.

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Welsh musician Ren's new album 'Sick Boi' is rooted in medical pain

Sunday, October 15, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks musician Ren Gill, known simply as "Ren," about his new album, "Sick Boi."

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Is the resurgence of weight loss drugs a blow to the body positivity movement?

Sunday, October 15, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to author Virginia Sole-Smith about the future of the body positivity movement in the wake of weight loss drugs like Ozempic.

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At the New York Film Festival, the actors' strike put the spotlight on smaller films

Sunday, October 15, 2023

The New York Film Festival wraps up this weekend. It's a venue for some of the season's big releases — as well as some offbeat, foreign and indie movies.

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How Israel's relationship with Iran could impact the war

Sunday, October 15, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Iran expert Mehrzad Boroujerdi about the relationship between Israel and Iran.

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On election day in Poland, people express hope for voting out the ruling party

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Poland is holding national elections today in which voters choose between parties with radically different visions of Polish democracy.

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Israeli troops have killed several dozen Palestinians in the occupied West Bank

Sunday, October 15, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Yara Hawari, of Al Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, about how the conflict between Israel and Hamas is being seen in the occupied West Bank.

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The attacks by Hamas are a blow to Netanyahu's carefully cultivated strongman image

Sunday, October 15, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks New York Times Magazine contributing writer Ruth Margalit about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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In a first, California's 'Ebony Alert' will help find missing Black people

Sunday, October 15, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe asks California state Sen. Steven Bradford about the state's new system designed to find missing Black people.

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Politics chat: House Speaker race; U.S. politics being shaped by the war

Sunday, October 15, 2023

House Republicans are still struggling to coalesce around one candidate for Speaker while multiple crises add urgency to the search.

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The Biden administration is building a controversial part of the border wall in Texas

Sunday, October 08, 2023

The Biden administration is moving forward with a controversial plan to build a new section of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The move comes amid another surge in migration on the southern border.

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In a new album. Colbie Caillat shares the lessons she's learned 'Along The Way'

Sunday, October 08, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat about her latest album, "Along The Way."

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An update on the conflict in Israel

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Late-breaking details on the conflict in Israel.

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The Supreme Court will hear a case that could overturn a 40-year-old legal doctrine

Sunday, October 08, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Andrew Mergen of Harvard Law School about the "Chevron Doctrine," an important legal precedent that will be taken up by the Supreme Court this term.

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Israel's neighbors call for calm in the conflict, protestors take to the streets

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Many leaders in the Middle East are urging calm as a war breaks out in Israel, but there are street protests in parts of the Muslim world.

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How the Al-Aqsa Mosque became a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sunday, October 08, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Mideast expert Yousef Munayyer about the history behind the recent attacks by Hamas against Israel.

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