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After U.S. Withdrawal, Kurds Turn To Syrian Regime For Help





Kurdish forces in northern Syria relied on American troops to help them maintain control of the region. Now, they are aligning themselves with Syrian forces that are backed by Russia.

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Why Are Midwives And Nurses Slapping And Yelling At Mothers During Childbirth?





Physical and verbal abuse are a shockingly common experience for mothers, a new study in The Lancet reports.

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Pumping Oxygen In A Lake To Try To Save Fish Facing Climate Change





As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.

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Death Toll Climbs After Typhoon Hits Japan





More than 50 people are dead in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, which dropped extreme amounts of rain over the weekend and caused catastrophic flooding in residential areas.

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Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'





Bryson is beloved for his travel writing, but in his new book he's undertaking an interior journey, looking at everything from medical oddities to the amazing way your body fights off most cancers.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Economic Sciences For Work In Reducing Poverty





Abhijit Banarjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer will share the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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How Bolivia's Evo Morales Could Win A 4th Term As President





He's already the country's longest-serving leader — almost 14 years in office. His party controls all government branches and much of the national media. Now he's poised to win a new term on Oct. 20.

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Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'





The New Jersey senator sat down for NPR's interview series Off Script and was asked by an undecided voter why some residents in his hometown of Newark don't see him as "the voice" of black youth.

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As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally


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The U.S. is preparing to evacuate its anti-ISIS forces from northeast Syria as a Turkish offensive into the region has endangered U.S. troops. Kurds say Syrian troops will fill the void.

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Democrats Face High Level Of Political Risk Over Impeachment


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Freshman Democrats are taking on a political risk in supporting an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. They say it's worth it.

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Assessing The Balance Of Power In Trump Impeachment Inquiry


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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Gregg Nunziata, a former staffer for Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the White House counsel's strategy on the impeachment inquiry.

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News Brief: Turkish Offensive, U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, Trump Adviser Fiona Hill


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Syria's army is moving into northern Syria to repel a Turkish incursion as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw. Fiona Hill, the Trump administration's former top aide on Russia, testifies on Ukraine.

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Former Russia Adviser Fiona Hill Testifies In Impeachment Inquiry


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Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top Russia aide, will testify Monday behind closed doors. She had been in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine while at the National Security Council.

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Investigations Underway After Texas Police Officer Kills Black Woman Inside Her Home


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Early Saturday morning, a white officer in Fort Worth, Texas, shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson inside her home. A worried neighbor had called to report that the door to Jefferson's home was open.

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U.S. Forces Prepare To Leave Northeast Syria


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U.S. forces fighting ISIS could leave northeast Syria in just days. They are caught between two opposing armies: the Turkish military and Syrian Kurdish forces.

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Japan Begins Recovery Process After Deadly Typhoon Hits


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Typhoon Hagibus made landfall on Saturday with strong rain and powerful winds hitting the central and northern parts of Japan. Dozens of fatalities have been reported so far.

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Nobel Prize In Economics To Be Announced


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The winner of the Nobel Prize in economics will be announced Monday morning.

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Columbus Day Or Indigenous Peoples' Day?





More and more places in the United States are dropping Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the shift isn't happening without some pushback.

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Trump's Former Russia Adviser Set To Testify As Part of Impeachment Inquiry





Fiona Hill, a British-born American foreign affairs expert, resigned as the president's top Russia analyst just days before the president's controversial call with his Ukrainian counterpart.

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Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations





Will a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes risk be valuable to parents, despite its shortcomings? Now many parents don't know their kids have this condition until they end up in the hospital.

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Kenyan Brigid Kosgei Smashes Women's World Record At Chicago Marathon





The 25-year-old runner finished in a time of 2:14:04 on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003 by 81 seconds.

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Simone Biles Becomes The Most Decorated Gymnast In World Championship History





Combining skills of unprecedented difficulty with flawless execution, the 22-year-old surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record 23 world medals won in the 1990s. Biles copped five golds at the championships.

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Endangered By Turkish Offensive, U.S. Troops Prepare To Evacuate From Syria





The U.S. will pull its 1,000 troops amid air strikes and gunfire from Turkish-backed forces. "We're preparing, waiting for the order," a U.S. official close to the troops on the ground told NPR.

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Fort Worth Officer Kills Woman In Her Bedroom In Response To 'Open Structure Call'





Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot early Saturday morning after police in Texas responded to a neighbor's non-emergency call upon seeing her front door open. Community activists are demanding answers.

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Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes





The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native Tribes in the area are not appeased.

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Typhoon Death Toll In Japan Climbs: 19 Dead, 16 Missing





Typhoon Hagibus has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were mobilized across the country to rescue people after the storm made landfall on Saturday.

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Cory Booker On Impeachment: 'I Swore An Oath To Protect And Defend The Constitution'





The New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful says Congress must take action. "Politics be damned. I have a job to do, which is to hold the executive accountable and we should be doing that."

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Typhoon Hagibis Leaves 2 Dead As Flooding And Landslides Threaten More Lives





The typhoon, which has now passed to the northeast of Tokyo, was the largest to hit Japan in 61 years, since the 1958 Kanogawa Typhoon that killed more than 1,200 people.

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Turkey Claims To Have Won A Key Syrian Border Town From Kurdish Forces





Heading into a fourth day of military attacks on northern Syria, Turkish officials say forces have captured Ras al-Ayn and several surrounding villages. But reports indicate fighting continues.

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Eliud Kipchoge Dashes Past 2-Hour Marathon Barrier In Assisted Event





Accompanied by pacemakers and an electric car, the Kenyan runner set a record Saturday that was long considered not humanly possible. He clocked in at 1:59:40 on crossing the finish line in Austria.

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Major Crackdown In Egypt Sweeps Up Activists, Children — And At Least 1 U.S. Citizen





Protesters, schoolchildren and some of the government's most prominent critics have all been detained in a government clampdown. So was a 22-year-old American college student, accused of spying.

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PHOTOS: After The Storm, Haitians In The Bahamas Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers





One woman turned her home into an ad-hoc shelter for Haitians displaced by the storm and facing discrimination.

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Juul Is Behaving Differently In The Philippines Than In The U.S., Say Activists





Even as U.S. authorities investigate Juul for marketing to minors and making unproven safety claims, the company is using those tactics to expand to poorer counties. Case in point: the Philippines.

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Heads Up: A Ruling On The Latest Challenge To The Affordable Care Act Is Coming





The health law again faces possible legal evisceration with a court ruling in Texas v. Azar anticipated this fall. Here's what it's about and what's stake.

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As An Election Nears In Poland, Church And State Are A Popular Combination





Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party leads its opposition in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's election. "Christianity is part of our national identity," party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said recently.

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Trump, Ukraine And The Path To The Impeachment Inquiry: A Timeline





Long before the phone call that sparked a whistleblower complaint and then an impeachment inquiry, the story of Ukraine was a preoccupation for President Trump.

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Religious Walking Tour Maps Out The History Of Muslims In New York City





As she leads free walking tours through Harlem, Katie Merriman highlights the ways in which the history of Muslims is part of the history of New York City.

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7 Questions Ahead Of The Next Democratic Primary Debate





The last couple of weeks have been dominated by the congressional impeachment inquiry into President Trump. But Democratic presidential candidates will take center stage again this week.

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Eligible El Paso Walmart Shooting Victims Can Start Applying For Funding





More than $6 million so far have been raised to help the victims of the August massacre. On Saturday, One Fund El Paso is hosting a community resource fair to help those who qualify.

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Boeing CEO Is No Longer Also Chairman As Company Board Wants Focus On 737 Fix





With all 737 Max jets grounded, the board voted to strip CEO Dennis Muilenburg of his dual role. Two of the planes crashed, killing 346 people, when an automated flight system malfunctioned.

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Safety Experts Slam Boeing And FAA For Design And Approval Of 737 Max Jets





Two of the planes crashed, killing hundreds. The review panel finds that Boeing withheld critical details about a flawed new automated system, and the regulators lacked expertise to find the problem.

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Is Out





McAleenan "wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," President Trump tweeted. He's the latest casualty at the massive agency responsible for protecting U.S. borders.

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Trump Loses Round 2 Of Congressional Subpoena Battle In Court — For Now





A federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the president's financial records must be turned over to the House Oversight Committee.

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Trump Announces Phase One Of Trade Deal With China





As part of the deal, the next round of 30% tariffs will not be imposed. More agriculture trade between the two countries is expected.

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Turkey's Invasion of Syria Worsens A Humanitarian Crisis





A front-line hospital was abandoned Friday as up to 100,000 people fled Turkey's ground and air offensive.

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U.S. Officials Slam Turkish Incursion Into Syria That Has Displaced 70,000 People





"We oppose and are greatly disappointed by Turkey's decision to launch a unilateral military incursion into northern Syria," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

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6 Young Women Went To The U.N. With A Bill Of Rights For Global Girls





The bill addresses education, sexual violence and other key issues. "Many girls in my country don't even know what their rights are," says Kanchan Amatya of Nepal.

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Blizzard Entertainment Faces Public Backlash Following Esports Player Ban





In the days after the company banned a Hong Kong player from competing, people across the world have denounced Blizzard and shown their support for pro-democracy protests.

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Uber To Buy Latin American Online Grocery Delivery Service, Cornershop


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The grocery service delivers in Chile, Mexico, Peru and Canada, with plans to expand.

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N.Y. Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule





Under the rule, officials would weigh whether a green card applicant will be self-sufficient. The rule had been set to go into effect on Oct. 15. It's now blocked by a preliminary injunction.

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