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Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016

Cubans migrants have received preferential treatment for more than a half-century. But as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, that policy could change and Cubans are racing to reach U.S. shores.

Near Mosul, Some Residents Flee ISIS, Others Stay And Fight With ISIS

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016

The Iraqi army is battling its way through villages south of Mosul. Residents who fled say some local tribes are still with ISIS, and will be ready to fight to the death.

Demanding Greater Respect From U.S., Philippines Looks To China

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016

President Duterte has vowed a more independent foreign policy, raising doubts about longstanding ties with the U.S. "We cannot forever be the little brown brothers," Duterte's foreign secretary said.

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Debate Check: Could U.S. Economy Grow As Fast As India's Or China's?

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 3:55 p.m.

At this week's presidential debate, Donald Trump compared growth rates in the three countries. Here's what the experts have to say.


PHOTOS: France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From Notorious 'Jungle' Camp

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 2:59 p.m.

French security forces intend to dismantle the squalid camp that, despite its poor living conditions, has housed thousands of people who fled wars or poverty for a better life in Europe.

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Christopher Marlowe Officially Credited As Co-Author Of 3 Shakespeare Plays

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Oxford University Press will list both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as co-authors of the three Henry VI plays in its newest complete edition of Shakespeare's work.

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Gold Star Father Who Spoke At DNC Comes To Tigard

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 24, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Khan spoke at the MET event on the topic of “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.” He urged Muslims in the audience to participate in the political process.

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Rocks And Auto Parts Were Part Of Polio Survivor's Rehab Plan

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 8:42 a.m.

Dennis Ogbe got polio at age 3 in Nigeria. He's gone on to win medals in the Paralympics. And he hopes the battle against polio will be won, despite its reappearance in his homeland.


Iraqi Forces Shaken By ISIS Resistance In Fight For Mosul

NPR | Oct. 23, 2016 11:15 p.m.

In the first week of an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the effort is slow and fraught with danger. While officials say the operation is on track, citizens who've witnessed the casualties disagree.


A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

NPR | Oct. 23, 2016 2:07 p.m.

Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.


The U.K. Posthumously Pardons Thousands Of Gay Men

NPR | Oct. 23, 2016 2:07 p.m.

The U.K. justice minister has pardoned thousands of gay men convicted under "gross indecency" laws, which made homosexuality illegal until 1967.

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The Next U.S. President Can Expect Weakened, But Still Lethal ISIS

NPR | Oct. 23, 2016 12:42 p.m.

The Pentagon is predicting big victories soon over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Even if that happens, the next U.S. leader will have figure out how to deal with a weakened, but still dangerous group.


Japanese Climber Junko Tabei, First Woman To Conquer Mount Everest, Dies At 77

NPR | Oct. 22, 2016 9:57 a.m.

"We were told we should be raising children instead," Junko Tabei said of the all-female expedition she helped lead on Everest in 1975.