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U.S. Aid Drops, Airstrikes Continue In Iraq

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:58am

In the latest humanitarian drop, U.S. cargo planes supplies Yazidis trapped by the fighting with tons of food and water.

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With First Female Assistant Coach, Spurs Lead A Cultural Shift

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

A landmark court case could mean changes in the NCAA, and a woman takes her place in history on the NBA bench. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

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Hate Crimes Against Jews On The Rise In Europe

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

Some Europeans say anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict. NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks with correspondents Eleanor Beardsley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Undocumented Drivers Wary Of License Program

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

Eleven states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws to grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But applicants face hurdles, like language barriers and fear of deportation.

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Reports Of Holy Grail Lead To A Mere Salad Bowl

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

The search for the ancient relic led a group of police officers to a village pub in England. The didn't find it.

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Pondering Watergate's Impact On Nixon Anniversary

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

Forty years ago Saturday, President Nixon resigned from office. Leonard Downie Jr. was an editor at the Washington Post at the time, and reflects on the investigative reporting by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein that led to Nixon's downfall.

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Privacy Is Serious Business At Black Hat Security Conference

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

Hackers and cyber sleuths abound at two tech conferences in Las Vegas. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to correspondent Aarti Shahani about what new technological threats are lurking.

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Hagel The Salesman Makes A Trip To India

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in India. The visit is part of a broader U.S. strategy to strengthen alliances in Asia and the Pacific.

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For Second Day, U.S. Strikes Targets In Northern Iraq

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

In northern Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga forces are fighting Islamic militants threatening the region. NPR's Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks to Qubad Talabany of the Kurdistan regional government about U.S. aid.

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An NPR War Correspondent Reflects On A Pet Turning 100 (In Dog Years)

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:49am

When NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder after covering the Iraq War, she found comfort at the Mexico City pound in the form of Ursa.

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Lev Grossman: A 'Magician' Grows Up

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:03am

NPR's Petra Mayer sees the sights at San Diego Comic-Con with Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman — and discusses what happens when wizardly kids have to face an adult world, without mentors.

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In 'Dirty Work,' A Doctor Turns To Fiction To Talk About Abortion

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:02am

Gabriel Weston is an ear, nose and throat surgeon. She says writing Dirty Work — about an obstetrician-gynecologist who performs abortions — made her more sensitive to all sides of the debate.

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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:55am

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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Advice For Dating With Asperger's: Don't Call 100 Times A Week

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:54am

Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:53am

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:23pm

Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.

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