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There Were Fewer Black Men In Medical School In 2014 Than In 1978

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 7:24pm

Medical school applications have gone way up in the past few decades. But one group of applicants has not grown: black men.

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Sports At The Roundtable: A Rocky Week On Court, Diamond And Web

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:16pm

Jimi Izrael, Kevin Blackistone and Kavitha Davidson join NPR's Michel Martin for a sports-focused Barbershop. They discuss ESPN's website The Undefeated, the Louisville basketball scandal and the MLB.

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In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:14pm

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.

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Harris J: Pop Music Meets Islam

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:11pm

The 18-year-old British singer says his faith is a misunderstood one. He's hoping his music will help change that.

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With Help From Kerry, Israel And Jordan Reach A Deal To Quell Violence

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Secretary of State John Kerry has helped forge an agreement between Israel and Jordan, in an effort to defuse violence between Israelis and Palestinians over the past few weeks.

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What's The Worth Of A Star? Political Endorsements, And Whether They Matter

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Political endorsements — from Pharrell Williams to Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson — are rolling in for the 2016 presidential race. But how important are these endorsements for candidates?

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Democratic Candidates Get Down To Business ... By Sitting Down To Dinner

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

The Democrats running for president are in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, one of the marquee events leading up to January's Iowa caucus.

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Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

How are great teachers created? Practice, practice, practice, says Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.

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The Scene In The Wake Of A Much-Weakened Hurricane

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Residents of the west coast of Mexico are assessing the damage from Hurricane Patricia on Saturday. The storm hit late Friday night but lost some of its record-breaking strength as it made landfall.

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Live From New York, It's Donald Trump! (And A Whole Lot Of Controversy)

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 4:10pm

Donald Trump is slated to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, which could put local stations in a tough spot, trying to balance candidates' air time. Meanwhile, Latino groups are condemning the move.

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Maureen O'Hara, Hollywood's 'Queen Of Technicolor,' Dies At 95

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:34pm

The Irish-American actress, known for her cascading red hair and sea-green eyes and who often starred opposite John Wayne, passed away at her home in Boise, Idaho, Saturday.

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Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:33pm

President Obama has directed the Education Department to help states cut back on tests that don't help students learn.

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Vice President Of Maldives Arrested Over Alleged Plot To Kill President

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Vice President Ahmed Adheeb was arrested as he came back from a conference in China. He is suspected of playing a role in a speedboat explosion targeting the president.

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NATO Investigators Deem Reports Of Civilian Casualties In Kunduz 'Credible'

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 12:36pm

Gen. John Campbell also appointed an Army general to investigate the U.S. airstrike against a Doctors Without Borders hospital. The organization is asking for an independent investigation.

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