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What To Look For In The Third GOP Debate

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

Ahead of Wednesday's Republican debate, Steve Inskeep talks to GOP strategist Stuart Stevens about what to expect.

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As Gateway Arch Turns 50, Its Message Gets Reframed

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

The Arch was originally built to honor St. Louis' role in western expansion, and its museum is focused on the experience of white American settlers. Its new museum will include different perspectives.

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What It's Like To Live In East Jerusalem: A Palestinian's Perspective

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

A resident of East Jerusalem says young Palestinians are increasingly falling into two camps: those who want to leave and those who have nothing to lose.

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S.C. Community Discusses Police Action At School Board Meeting

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

The Justice Department and FBI have opened an investigation into the South Carolina high school student being dragged by an officer. The local school board met Tuesday night to discuss what happened.

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Obama Delivers Sympathetic Speech To Nation's Police Chiefs

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

President Obama reached out to an international meeting of police chiefs in Chicago on Tuesday, assuring them that law enforcement is still appreciated, despite recent protests and viral videos.

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For Paul Ryan, Securing Conservative Support Is Just The Beginning

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

Paul Ryan will officially ask his party to nominate him for speaker of the House on Wednesday. He has secured the support of the most conservative and rebellious members, but can he govern them?

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Ben Carson, Quietest Guy In The Room, Pulls Ahead

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's low-key speaking style is cited as an attractive quality by some of his supporters. It also contrasts with the man at the top of the polls with him, Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump Begs, Pleads With Iowans To Vote For Him

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

The billionaire real-estate mogul has seen his numbers slip in the state that holds the first presidential nominating contest, and he let the crowd know about his displeasure Tuesday night.

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John Kasich: 2016 Voters 'Hearing All Kinds Of Crazy Things'

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

In any other year, a popular governor of Ohio might be an ideal GOP presidential candidate. But this isn't any other year, as Kasich acknowledged in an NPR interview.

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States Should Get Into The Sports Gambling Game

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

Commentator Frank Deford takes a close look at fantasy sports and concludes the profits to be made there are very real.

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Syrian Author Finds 'The Arab Of The Future' In His Own Past

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

Riad Sattouf is a Syrian-French cartoonist who brings to life the Middle East in the 1980s. Published as a graphic novel, it provides a humorous and intimate view of the author's youth.

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Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

President Obama talks a lot about the importance of STEM, but advocates worry Congress will set back science education with its rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:34am

Evil stepmothers, witches and crones: When they aren't poisoning princesses, they're mangling mermaids or trying to eat children. One writer traces these villains' roots to a fear of female power.

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Most E-Cigarette Users Are Current And Ex-Smokers, Not Newbies

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:03pm

A large study suggests some may use e-cigarettes to quit smoking tobacco. But the survey also shows that nearly 10 percent of young adults who have never smoked tobacco have used the devices.

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Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 5:06pm

The Senate approved a measure that's meant to stop hackers, but opponents cite privacy concerns. The bill would create a pipeline for firms to share information on attacks with the government.

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Meat Industry Responds To WHO Cancer Report

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 7:50am

The World Health Organization report said processed meats pose a health hazard because they increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

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Thousands Of Nails Stop Traffic On Missouri Highway

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 7:43am

A truck spilled 200 boxes of nails on I-70 in Missouri; each box contained 2,000 nails. Nobody caught the truck. Who could pursue it with 400,000 nails on the road?

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Trigger Unhappy: Dog Shoots Owner In Foot

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 7:34am

Allie Carter put her shotgun down during a hunt in North Webster, Ind., and her dog Trigger stepped on it, shooting her in the foot. Carter was treated for injuries at a hospital and released.

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Colo. Gold King Mine Continues To Leak Waste As Winter Sets In

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:29am

The EPA is racing to secure the site of the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. This summer, the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of orange wastewater into the Animas River.

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'Pitch By Pitch,' Bob Gibson Shares His Life In The Game

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 3:29am

David Greene talks with pitcher Bob Gibson about Game 1 of the 1968 World Series, when he struck out a record-setting 17 batters. Gibson details the experience in his new memoir, Pitch by Pitch.

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