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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:42

The Marine Corps have begun a year-long experiment to decide if women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:40

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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An African Village Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:38

Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.

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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 12:19

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:50

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 10:38

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.

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First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 09:23

By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 08:01

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.

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12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Toy Gun Dies After Cleveland Officer Shoots

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 07:58

Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up, instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.

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Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 06:50

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

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Ugly Christmas Tree Will Be Replaced In Pennsylvania Town

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 05:30

Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn't see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.

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MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

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.

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Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

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U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

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.

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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

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."

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Why People Take Risks To Help Others: Altruism's Roots In The Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.

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Tunisian Election Complete's Its Transition To Democracy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

In 2011, thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 03:14

After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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