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Three Generations Of Le Pens Fight For Party's Future

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The people of France are bemused and entertained by family squabbles at the top of the far-right National Front.

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Saudi Shiites Fear A Backlash From Neighbor Yemen

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

Saudi Arabia's Shiite Muslim minority rose up four years ago to demand equal rights. Now it's even more marginalized, as the Sunni government wages war against Shiite fighters in neighboring Yemen.

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Nate Silver On Missed UK Forecasts: We Flubbed The Margin Of Error

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

Data guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com tells NPR's Scott Simon how all the forecasts, including his own, were so far off in predicting the results of this week's British election.

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Plenty Were Humbled In UK Elections

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

After conservatives swept to power in the British vote on Thursday, we look at the election's many losers and what their defeat means.

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Ex-NATO Chief: 'We Will Never Reconcile' With Russia Over Ukraine

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

As Moscow marks 70 years since the allied victory over Hitler, NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the West's frayed relations with Russia.

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Russia Holds WWII Remembrance; Western Leaders Stay Home

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells NPR's Scott Simon about Russia's celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.

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U.S. And Turkey To Train Syrian Rebel Forces

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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Saudis Want More U.S. Involvement In Fight Against ISIS, Assad

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon asks Robert Ford, former ambassador to Damascus, about prospects for Syria now that the U.S. and Turkey have begun training rebels. Ford foresees a "hard partition" of the country.

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GOP Presidential Field Expands: The Week In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:35

The Republican presidential field grew this week, as Hillary Clinton staked out a position on immigration to the left of President Obama. NPR's Mara Liasson and NPR's Scott Simon the week in politics.

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Taking Mom Out For Brunch? It's A Feminist Tradition

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:33

The right to dine out in public alone during the day was an early victory of the women's rights movement of the 1900s. And in post-war America, brunch became an exercise in women's lib for some.

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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 03:03

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut paste could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 01:19

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 18:38

West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.

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Want a career in music? You might need to move south

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-08 16:54

Sometimes you chase your career ambitions thousands of miles away from home.

If you want be an actor, you move to L.A. If you want to make it in finance, you live in New York.

Chad Radford is a music editor for the alternative weekly Creative Loafing. He moved to Atlanta in 1999 from Idaho. And over the last 16 years, Radford has seen thousands of bands start, and end, in the Atlanta music scene.

He says that the music scene in Atlanta draws people from all over. 

"I do continually encounter people who move here just specifically for music," Radford says. "Everybody who is here in the music scene came from somewhere else."

To hear more about the Atlanta music scene, listen to the full interview using the audio player above.

 

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