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With a losing streak of 22 games, a breath of fresh air is exactly what the Columbia University Lions need. They've found inspiration in their "miracle worker" of a new coach, Al Bagnoli.

What does it mean to U.S. politicians when the Pope calls for an end to income inequality, an attack on Climate Change and respect for religious freedom? Renee Montagne asks NPR's Tom Gjelten.

Congress members are also more religiously affiliated overall. "Maybe it's because we need the solid grounding and good guidance we get from above," one senator says.

Personal rapid transit was supposed to be the future of public transport: lightweight pods on elevated tracks, on-demand destinations. But funding issues make cities reluctant to change course.

When a 23-year-old who has tried to kill himself visits family, he must mentally prepare to resist hurting himself with their guns, he says. Gun access can make suicidal impulses harder to fend off.

China's president Xi Jinping arrives in Washington, D.C., for a two-day state visit. It comes as relations between the two countries are turbulent. Analysts say this will be President Obama's most difficult summit to date.

Many of the scientists who amassed the Aleppo-based collection have left Syria, and accessing it has gotten difficult. They need their backups from the big Arctic vault so they can rebuild in Morocco.

After the EPA said it found wide variations in emissions from VW cars that use a "defeat device" to fool emissions tests, the company's stock tanked, its CEO quit, and it's setting aside billions of euros to fix 11 million cars. So who made the discovery that sent the German car giant into a tailspin? A group of scientists at West Virginia University.

Turkey has taken in more Syrians than any other country, by far. But under a policy dating back to 1951, it doesn't offer asylum to refugees and expects them to be permanently resettled elsewhere.

Public opinion against the European Union is fueled by the region's debt and refugee crises and trade negotiations with the U.S. A referendum is planned for 2017, and many Britons say they want out.




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