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For this week's Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Susan Chira of The New York Times, conservative commentator Lenny McAllister and journalist Jeff Yang talk about this week's news in sexual harassment, gender politics in sports and more.

When a drifting weedkiller hit America's farming heartland this summer, it damaged crops and friendships. The chemical could also be bad news for other vegetation, as well as bees and butterflies.

The former vice president has made several public appearances recently, discussing foreign policy and boosting other Democrats. One political strategist says that's just usual Joe — not a campaign.

After events like the Las Vegas shooting, the names of killers often have more staying power than those of heroes. NPR's Scott Simon ponders the media's role in determining who we remember.

GiveDirectly is a group trying an approach to rebuild Houston modeled from anti-poverty work in Africa. Just give away cash, no strings attached — but there's hopeful logic behind the method.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution about the jobs report from September and how full employment has not reached black America.

Three Green Berets were killed and two more were wounded in an ambush in Niger. The U.S. special forces are in Niger to train local forces in anti-terrorism tactics to battle violent extremists.

Donald Malarkey fought through Europe during World War II as a member of the famed U.S. Army Easy Company. He spent 172 days on the front lines, more than any other member of E-Company.

The U.S. says Russia is violating the treaty and some Republicans want to respond by developing a new missile. But arms control experts say that could spur a nuclear arms race and isn't necessary.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Kim Masters, host at KCRW and editor at large at The Hollywood Reporter, about the allegations against Weinstein that The New York Times reported.

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