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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:01:00 -0500
The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation. 
MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column. 
Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. 
U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State. 
Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement. 
Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits. 
Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist. 
Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same." 
What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:52:00 -0500
A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy. 
When Thanksgiving Was Weird  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:50:00 -0500
Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day. 
As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:49:00 -0500
Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home. 
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:59:00 -0500
The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78. 
Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:20:00 -0500
President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes. 
Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:19:00 -0500
A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm. 
UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:00 -0500
In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room. 
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National News From NPR
Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:01:00 -0500
MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
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World News From BBC
Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:22:08 GMT
Diplomats push for Iran nuclear deal  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:08:41 GMT
Hamilton wins world championship  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:43:26 GMT
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