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NPR Battleground Map: Hillary Clinton Solidifies Lead Against Donald Trump

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Since the conventions, Donald Trump has stumbled badly. That has moved voters in the direction of Hillary Clinton, giving her a sizable lead in the key states.

Book Fair Aims To Help Change Somaliland's Oral Culture

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

In the unrecognized autonomous region of Somaliland, literacy is more than a educational goal. It's an economic lifeline to the diaspora who provide most of the country's economic support.

In Ohio Speech, Trump Proposes Steps To Fight ISIS

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Republican political strategist Mike Murphy about Donald Trump's new anti-ISIS proposals, which were outlined in a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday.

The Familiar Voice Of Delilah: A Nighttime Companion On The Radio

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

This year marks 20 years that Delilah Rene Luke has been talking to strangers about their problems. Radio personality Delilah talks to David Greene about giving advice and dedicating songs to callers.

The Difficult Task Of Moving Freight Forwarding Into The Internet Age

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

When products move around the world, they pass through a highly sophisticated system of ships, docks, trucks and more. But there is one link that has remained stubbornly human: freight forwarding.

Comedy Central Cancels 'Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Wilmore has had a few viral moments but mostly the show was unable to connect with viewers and build ratings. It will air for the last time on Thursday.

A Rise In Radical Islam Draws A Reporter Back To Kosovo After 15 years

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Carlotta Gall of The New York Times about the rise of radical Islam in the Balkan country. Gall says radical clerics have turned Kosovo into a recruiting ground for ISIS.

Conjoined Twins In Syria Evacuated From Rebel Stronghold

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Syrian aid workers managed to evacuate a set of twins — joined at their heart — from a besieged suburb to the capital Damascus. Activists hope the evacuation will lead to life-saving surgery abroad, and put a spotlight on other critical cases in the country.

Wasserman Schultz Faces Tough Primary Against Sanders-Endorsed Canova

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fighting to keep her seat in Congress. Progressive Democrat Tim Canova has matched Wasserman Schultz in fundraising after being endorsed by Bernie Sanders.

Louisiana Flood Victims Aided By Members Of The 'Cajun Navy'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Members of the "Cajun Navy" — an armada of volunteers with their big pickups towing big boats — are helping neighbors near Baton Rouge, where record floods have displaced tens of thousands of people.

The Dangerous Side Of Synchronized Swimming: Concussions

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Synchronized swimming is known for its demanding precision. Less known are the serious injuries, like concussions, that occur perfecting and performing that precision.

Reality Show Resonates With Politically Starved Young Palestinians

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

A 24-year-old Palestinian who was elected president on a TV reality show gets peppered with policy questions by his fans. It's a sign of how hungry Palestinians are for delayed real elections.

Insurers' Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Women

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:00am

It can be hard to figure out if genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer and other services important to women are covered, because health plans often don't list them in the summary of benefits.

Local Man Charged With Arson In California Wildfires

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:15am

Damin Pashilk was arrested on suspicion of arson in a northern California wildfire that has destroyed more than 175 structures. He is also an arson suspect in numerous other fires over the past year.

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