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North Korea To Release Detained NYU Student, Says S. Korea

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:28am

North Korea has been holding South Korean national Joo Won-moon since April, after he admitted to illegally crossing the border in hopes of a "great event."

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'Let's Navigate This Brave New World Together'

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 5:49pm

Michel Martin introduces her award-winning commentary "Can I Just Tell You" to weekend All Things Considered. In this installment, she reflects on her life, and her career in journalism.

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The Synod Could Be The Defining Moment Of Francis' Papacy

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 5:38pm

Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.

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Why Play Football? 2 Views On The Game, From Those Who Know It Best

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:49pm

Recent football-related deaths have renewed focus on the sport's risks. Ex-pro Nate Jackson and Nahshon Ellerbe, a former high school star, explain their love of the game — and how to make it safer.

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From Solitary To Stardom On The Court: What It Means To Be 'Tuff'

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:30pm

Before his success in the NBA, Caron Butler overcame a rocky youth in the inner city. Drugs and violence nearly derailed him — but, as he writes in a new memoir, he managed a dramatic turnaround.

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Breaking Down The Race For The Speaker's Gavel

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

The competition for speaker of the House turned competitive on Sunday. Senior editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what this could mean for the leadership in Congress.

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Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

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Doctors Without Borders Director: U.S.-Allied Forces To Blame For Attack

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

The international medical aid group Doctors Without Borders is blaming U.S-allied forces for a deadly attack on one of its hospitals in Afghanistan.

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Pope's Visit Brings Focus To Tenuous Intersection Of Faith And Politics

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

Many Americans are reassessing Pope Francis' triumphant U.S. tour because of his meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.

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Suburban High School Says Farewell To Football

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:12pm

In St. Louis, a school district has disbanded its football team, citing injuries and waning demand for the sport.

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Hillary Clinton Embraces Her Image On Saturday Night Live

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 2:58pm

With the Democratic primary race tougher than the front-runner might have expected, Clinton confronted several of her flaws on SNL. But maybe not the most significant ones.

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Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz Airstrike Was 'War Crime'

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 10:21am

Meanwhile, NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation into the attack on the city, which was briefly held by Taliban forces before being recaptured last week.

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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 9:47am

The U.S. and NATO have spent years in Kunduz, Afghanistan, building communities to keep insurgents out. Two who were there 12 years ago describe how it felt this week when the Taliban retook the city.

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Too-Insidery 'Razzle' Sadly Doesn't Dazzle

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 9:03am

Theater critic Michael Riedel dishes some juicy backstage anecdotes in his new book about Broadway's Shubert Organization, but fails to bring its deal-makers and their troubles to convincing life.

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How A Show About Zombies Looks At Legacies Of Real Violence

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 9:03am

Fear The Walking Dead is telling a story not often explores on prime-time television: generational rifts over the violence that immigrant parents have experienced.

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Chaffetz Says He Wants To Replace Boehner As House Speaker

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 8:43am

The Utah Republican says he's a better choice for the job than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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Life Ring From Missing Cargo Ship Recovered, Coast Guard Says

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 8:20am

Authorities lost contact with the El Faro, a 790-foot cargo vessel, after it sent an satellite distress message amid hurricane-force winds and waves in the Bahamas.

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In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 7:55am

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.

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In Remote Colombia, Prospects For Peace Are Clouded By Corruption

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 7:32am

The country's president and insurgents have pledged to sign a treaty, ending the Americas' longest-running conflict. But peace relies on small-town mayors, whose campaigns are often founded on favors.

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Joaquin, Churning Toward Bermuda, Causes Massive Floods In U.S.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 7:26am

The major hurricane is likely to reach the Atlantic island by about midnight. Meanwhile, it is fueling heavy rain and "catastrophic flooding" in South Carolina.

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