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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jeff Halverson, severe weather expert for the Capitol Weather Gang. He also teaches meteorology at University Of Maryland, Baltimore County about how and why computer models for hurricane predictions get such different results.

Europe is desperate to stop the flow of refugees from Syria, and that means countering ISIS and also ousting Bashar al-Assad. Russia's military action to prop up Assad is making things difficult.

The exact number of casualties is unclear after the incident at Umpqua Community College in rural western Oregon. Local authorities say the threat is now over.

For U.S. leaders, the Russian airstrikes have stoked concerns that they would be used against not only ISIS, but also against moderate rebel groups.

He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.

New social science research explores why the unemployment rate for blacks is persistently worse than the unemployment rate for whites.

A Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.

Russia carried out some 20 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday. Now the U.S. military is scrambling to make sure American and Russian war planes steer clear of each other over the skies of Syria.

Joshua McElwee, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, talks about the pope's meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The case cuts at the heart of essential German traits: reliability, precision, and environmental awareness. Constanze Stelzenmeuller of the Brookings Institution talks about the impact on Germany.




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